Ivana Svabic Cannon is an artist, illustrator and a printmaker based in Bristol. Serbian born, she started her career as a children’s book illustrator in London in ’92. Iva has exhibited and sold her prints widely in the UK and Europe; she has had ten solo shows and over a hundred group exhibitions. Iva exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy; Mall Galleries, London; and Spike Print Studio, Bristol, where she creates her prints.

During the last two decades, Iva has explored linocut and woodcut printmaking techniques. Iva’s prints her images on a printing press in small editions of maximum 30 prints on high quality printing paper. Iva creates images with strong emboss that brings a sculptural quality to the two-dimensional work. Each print is created by hand and consequently, prints from the same edition may have slight variations in tone or colour. This makes each print an original and unique piece of art.

Iva has created a series of prints through an insatiable drive for experimentation. Her prints are disarming in their visual simplicity, and yet they contain a complexity arrived at through decades of searching for essence. At once ascetic and opulent, these works clearly reflect their medium.

Edition of 20
Linocut on paper
80cm x 60cm