I started papercutting relatively recently after years of painting. It is an art form that straddles art and craft and has a long history. Now I have discovered this way of making art I can't imagine picking up a paint brush again!
Although I have spent all my life in the countryside it is only now that I have started using the natural world in my work, up to now I have looked in wonder at trees and birds and animals, now I fill my work with them, not that you will recognize any particular species! I don't do realism, I stylize and use my imagination but you will still see that a bird is a bird, a tree is a tree . . .
All my work is drawn out by hand then cut out with a scalpel, no computer involved! Except this website of course and my musings on facebook.
Most of my work is black and white but I have started adding layers of colour when the design calls for it.
I sell my original pieces through galleries, art shows and to private customers, though I have been brave and set up an etsy shop where you can purchase work.
I produce cards which are printed from my originals and make miniature artists books, which are printed too.
Clare Lindley - Papercut Art
Browse the Galleries…. but do please consider that it is impossible for these two dimensional images (scanned for the Internet) to do justice to the intricacies of these pieces.