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Working out of her home studio in the historic Cornish village of Charlestown, Mo Nicklin has been hand printing etchings from her original and intricate drawings for the last decade.
Mo first fell in love with the Cornish way of life during childhood holidays and since moving to Cornwall in 2015, has been creating etchings of her favourite towns and villages ever since.
With a background in the creative arts, Mo was originally a freelance illustrator based in rural Sussex and discovered her love of etching in the early 1980’s. While her career path has taken in a myriad of roles from book cover illustration to owning her own jewellery gallery, it is her passion for etching that has always truly inspired her.
To create her detailed etchings, Mo will initially draw her favourite Cornish landmarks before meticulously scoring the artwork onto metal plates ready for printing. After inking, Mo will then hand roll the plate through her vintage etching press to produce each unique print.
Mo Nicklin’s collection of etched prints represents a harmonious fusion of artistic vision and technical skill. Each piece is a testament to Nicklin’s expertise in the meticulous art of printmaking through etching. The prints reveal a captivating interplay of intricate lines and textures, creating a visual narrative that engages the viewer.
Falmouth Harbour Etching
The representation of Falmouth’s maritime beauty is captured in this etching. This harbour scene features the intricate details of the serene harbour. The fine lines and delicate shading of the etching bring to life the textures and nuances of the maritime setting, creating a sense of nostalgia and timelessness.
Barracks Ope Etching
The Barracks Ope Etching captures the essence of a coastal landscape with exquisite precision. This etching, meticulously crafted by a skilled artist, brings to life the unique charm of Barracks Ope. The delicate lines and intricate details in the etching highlight the artist’s dedication to their craft, creating a visual narrative that transports viewers to this coastal haven.