Hugh Ribbans

About the Artist

Hugh Ribbans, trained at Canterbury College of Art as a graphic artist and now runs a graphic design business. Relief printmaking was the practical subject on the National Diploma course and in 1989 he purchased a restored Columbian press, circa 1830.

He spends as much time as his graphic work allows producing woodcuts and linocuts, mixing heavily grained wood – often driftwood – and lino in his prints. Subject matter is derived from images of animals and birds often with a stylised treatment much influenced by ethnic art and his graphic background. Some are multi-colour block prints with each colour registered to print with the next block, others are hand coloured using acrylic and watercolour inks.

Animals and birds feature in much of his work together with images inspired by his travels to India and the Far East. The Influences of ethnic, Egyptian and aboriginal art are to be found in many of the images together with a style based on pattern and in particular a fascination with line. Often when clearing away a background on a block it becomes impossible not to turn the clearing process into an opportunity for line decoration and pattern.

He has exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Print Exhibition, the Printmakers Council Open, The Society of Wood Engravers and the Society of Wildlife Artists.

Langkawi Fishing
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 770mm x 560mm

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Jaipur Elephants
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 425mm x 630mm

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grass cutting at the taj mahal

Grass Cutting at the Taj Mahal
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 625mm x 465mm

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coming and going in alleppey

Coming and Going in Alleppey
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 420mm x 330mm

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thai trek
Thai Trek
Limited Edition Linocut 

Framed 840mm x 400mm

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here come the ladies

Here Come The Ladies
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 685mm x 550mm

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major percys alphabet
Major Percy’s Alphabet

 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 500mm x 700mm

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Syros
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 770mm x 610mm

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love alphabet

Love Alphabet
Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 460mm x 620mm

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Night Run III 
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 400mm x 600mm

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canterbury city better

Canterbury City
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 485mm x 545mm

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Gone Fishing
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 400mm x 600mm

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play ball

Play Ball
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 280mm x 380mm

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red sea
Red Sea III

 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 390mm x 470mm

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the lick
The Lick
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 305mm x 400mm

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east coast grapes

East Coast Grapes
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 430mm x 310mm

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head for the hills

Head for the Hills
Limited Edition Linocut 

Framed 500mm x 640mm

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east coast olives

East Coast Olives
Limited Edition Linocut 

Framed 430mm x 310mm

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fish and chips

Fish and Chips
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 375mm x 490mm

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velodrome
Velodrome

 Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 425mm x 335mm

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dances with fish

Dances With Fish
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 470mm x 565mm

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faversham town
Faversham Town
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 500mm x 565mm

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faversham town hand finished coloured

Faversham Town (Hand Coloured)
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 575mm x 605mm

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Canterbury City (block Coloured)
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 485mm x 545mm

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on the water front

On The Waterfront
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 780mm x 490mm

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seasalter sheep and seagulls

Seasalter Sheep & Seagulls
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 590mm x 420mm

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the pier coloured

The Pier
Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 620mm x 370mm

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conyer creek 2

Convey Creek ll
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 350mm x 490mm

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conyer creek

Conyer Creek
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 560mm x 380mm

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Conyer Creek III
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 315mm x 430mm

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grand canal

Grand Canal
Limited Edition Linocut 

Framed 790mm x 650mm

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making a splash

Making A Splash
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 450mm x 580mm

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bricks brickmen and barges coloured

Bricks Brickman & Barges
Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 385mm x 380mm

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hopping horse

Hoping Horse
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 590mm x 450mm

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kent wildlife
Kent Wildlife
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 340mm x 500mm

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the fishtank

The Fishtank
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 425mm x 265mm

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Music in the Market
Music in the Market
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 220mm x 610mm

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kings little town

Kings Little Town 
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 390mm x 630mm

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The Wharf
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 350mm x 490mm

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the fox

The Fox
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 320mm x 250mm

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the badger

The Badger
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 350mm x 250mm

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butterflies

Butterflies
 Limited Edition Linocut 
Framed 370mm x 310mm

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annie in the floating market

Annie in the Floating Market
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 350mm x 460mm

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ahoy there velodrome 2

‘Ahoy There’ Velodrome II
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 490mm x 350mm

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swallow tail

Swallow Tail
Limited Edition Linocut 
Unframed 335mm x 320mm

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