Polperro based artist Lesa Welch specialises in Original lino prints which are often nautical & Cornish themed making them a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
Lesa’s pieces are all original prints ( no digital prints) meaning each shows the ink texture, each delicate cut and may differ slightly making each unique.
There is a diverse collection of prints ranging in size and cost to suit any budget and you may choose to purchase a print which is simply window mounted or framed ready to go straight up in the wall. With years of experience in print the details and design skill shows in the work . Her Cornish recipe series features iconic blue and white stripes with some local delicacies such as ‘Fresh Polperro lobster’ ‘Fowey Scallops’ & ‘Famous Looe crab’ .
A number of her most popular pieces , such as ‘soul of a Mermaid mouth of a sailor’ piece have been high quality printed onto clothing including T-shirt’s and hoodies as well as pencil cases and other items.
Where to buy
To purchase an original piece of art head over to Coffee Cake Create in Polperro, where a large collection can be viewed . You may also see a number of her pieces in local restaurants and bars.
Create your own
Lesa is the art teacher at the local secondary school (Looe Academy) She joined the Academy 3 years ago following 18 years teaching at a Large school in Bedfordshire, she’s written for exams boards and worked for The Art council of Great Britain. All of this has inspired her to set up an art cafe in Polperro where she runs many art classes. You can learn the art of Lino printing and create your own piece as well as work in other mediums.