Biography for Niki Bowers
Niki Bowers studied at Great Yarmouth College of Art, followed by a BA(Hons) degree at Canterbury College of Art. As a graphic designer, she worked for design consultancies across the UK before returning to Norfolk to pursue a freelance career and later turning to printmaking.
Her limited edition linocut prints reflect the landscape and wildlife of rural Norfolk, with distinctive trees, hedgerows, wide skies and often feature swirling flocks of wild birds.
Prints are made by cutting into blocks of lino, usually a separate block for each colour. Linseed oil-based ink is then applied by hand roller and the blocks printed in succession, allowing each layer of ink to dry before the next is printed. Initial trial proofing is followed by further cutting and adjustment before the edition is printed.