Artist Spotlight: Beth Hughes Designs

From the Clock Tower to the Beacon (Malvern Hill Series)

From the Clock Tower to the Beacon (Malvern Hill Series)

Bluebells (Flora & Fauna, Patterns in Nature Series)

Bluebells (Flora & Fauna, Patterns in Nature Series)

Northhill 'Summer' (The Malvern Hill Series)

Northhill 'Summer' (The Malvern Hill Series)

Beth lives in Malvern, a town built on the hills in Worcestershire. Surrounded by curving, flowing landscape at every turn, this ebb & flow is at the heart of her work.

Nature has a cathartic effect on Beth - a natural de-stresser in her life. Walking on the hills, in snow, sun, wind or rain, noticing the changing foliage, the awe inspiring view to the black mountains & the vast patchwork plains of the Severn valley, never fails to uplift & put her life into context. 

Beth's work focuses on the tranquility nature brings through minimal line - to capture that moment of 'happy' when you most need it.

Why linocuts? Because she enjoys the whole process of the medium, from initial sketch to simplifying the essence of flow & form, through to the slow & mindful carving of the lino. Each design is hand printed using water-based lightfast organic pigments onto Japanese Hosho paper. Its textured surface makes each print unique.

View more of Beth's designs by visiting her website.


Beth's wonderful design work will be featured in issue 2 of the magazine. Pre-order your copy here.


CreativeEleanor Cheetham