Becki Mapplebeck

Becki Mapplebeck

Becki Mapplebeck, an artist, printmaker, and tutor, specialises in creating original lino prints influenced by the picturesque landscapes of the Yorkshire Coast and the North York Moors, as well as the rich folklore associated with the changing seasons.

Committed to cultivating creativity and skill development, Becki conducts printmaking workshops, at her studio in Redcar, as well as in the neighbouring areas of Guisborough, Saltburn, Middlesbrough, Stockton, and various locations throughout North Yorkshire and County Durham.

These engaging workshops offer individuals a chance to delve into their artistic potential, providing a supportive space for exploration and skill enhancement.

I exhibit my work at craft fairs, markets and open exhibitions around the country, and a selection of prints and greeting cards are available online.

Becki Mapplebeck, Lino Print Artist Minouche, Redcar and Cleveland
Becki Mapplebeck, Lino Print Artist Minouche, Redcar and Cleveland


Lino printing, also known as linocut, is a versatile and accessible printmaking technique that involves creating an image by carving into a sheet of linoleum.

Printing ink is ap[plied evenly onto the raised surfaces of the linoleum using a roller (or brayer), ensuring complete and uniform coverage of ink on the carved design.

Carefully place the inked linoleum block onto your chosen printing surface (paper or fabric), and either apply pressure evenly over the back of the block or pass it through a printing press.

Reduction printing is a printmaking technique where multiple colours are printed on the same piece of paper using a single block of linoleum. The process involves progressively carving away more of the linoleum surface between each colour layer.  Reduction printing requires careful planning, precision in carving, and a thoughtful approach to colour layering. It’s a challenging but rewarding technique that produces dynamic and visually appealing prints.