Artist Biography

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 The illustrated gardenCaroline in her studioThe artful hare 



Caroline Barker and two of the books by Alan Marshall in which her work appears with other British Printmakers.


I have been printmaking for 15 years now, making both intaglio and relief prints. I particularly enjoy designing linocuts and then carving them. It’s an addictive process and full of surprises.

I have my own press and do a lot of my preparatory work at home.  I am part of Pressgang Printmakers which meets in The Loft Studio in Salcombe during the winter.

My work focuses on the local landscape of Devon and the creatures and plants that inhabit it.  I hope that my prints help jog the memories of familiar places.

Handmade original prints have a wonderful feel to them and even though I print limited editions, all have very tiny differences that make them unique.

 Apart from having had work at RWA, Bristol, Topsham and Tore Abbey, I also regularly take part in various exhibitions at Salcombe, Kingsbridge  and Totnes and Dartington.

 I also make small handmade  concertina books, some are pop-ups and all have linocut illustrations and have written quotes in calligraphy.

It is quite difficult to photograph these well being 3D, so best to visit my studio to view these.

I exhibited my books at BABE at The Arnolfini in Bristol  in 2015. I have photos of a few of my books in the book- British Artists’ Book Makers.

I have had some of my cards selling at Tate Britain and am thrilled that I have my prints in 6 books by Alan Marshall showing work of British printmakers, the latest one is called Beauty of the Beast published at the end of 2022.