meet dendryad

Hi and welcome to the Dendryad Art shop! I’m Carrie and I create hand printed lino prints of nature and landscapes as well as hand drawn illustrations with hippy, trippy and boho themes.

Illustrations

My hand drawn illustrations are bold, bright and funky! All of my illustrations are hand drawn, and then depending on the mood I want to create I colour them by hand with watercolour or digitally with Photoshop. I’m lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the country and as you’ll see below, I take my inspiration from these surroundings.

Lino printing

My love of printmaking started with very humble beginnings. Since childhood I have loved letter writing, and it is through this medium that I came to carving my own stamps. I had long since decorated my letters and envelopes with doodles and shop bought rubber stamps, and when I came across a rubber stamp carving kit in Make Your Mark in York, England, I decided to buy it and give it a go. I’ve never looked back since.

I carved that first stamp in 1990, and my very first carving was a smiley sun. Along with this very first carving, came my very first carving injury – a v-blade through the side of my left index finger. I learned my lesson very early on!

The more I carved, the more my printmaking practice developed, and from those humble beginnings of a simple sun rubber stamp to decorate my stationery, I now create detailed prints of landscapes and architecture that are firmly in the art category. Whenever I go out on walks, I am always on the lookout for a new subject to carve, sketchbook and camera at the ready. I live in a village in the north east of England, right on the edge of the North Pennines mountain range and where there are plenty of wooded areas. The local scenery shapes my artwork, my house is surrounded by trees, so they do play a major part in my artwork.

 

Workshops

I am available to teach both art and lino printing workshops for your craft, art or community group, just check out my workshops page for more information.

 

Stockists

You can buy my original lino prints and illustrations, as well as my greetings cards in my etsy shop.

The Original Wallpaper Company has a selection of my lino prints and illustrations available as wallpaper.

RedBubble my lino prints and illustrations are available through RedBubble as homewares, bags, phone and laptop cases and even clothing!

 

Demonstration Days

As well as workshops, I am also available to book for demonstration days, where you can come along and see the printmaking process, and even have a go at printing up one of my hand carved lino blocks in order to take away a print for yourself.

 

Book me!

If you would like to book me for a lino printing workshop or demonstration at your art or craft group, then please email me at: dendryad@pressfordesign.co.uk or give me a call on 0191 645 9500 and I’d be more than happy to chat with you to arrange something that’s just right for your group.

Contact Me

You can contact me by email on dendryad@pressfordesign.co.uk or by phone on 0191 645 9500.

Dendryad Art is part of my freelance graphic design and illustration business, Press for Design.

All the best,
Carrie Dennison