Biography

Marian Carter is a designer and artist who graduated from Middlesex University in the early 1980s. She has worked on her own and for a number of companies in a range of areas such as book illustration, card design and, more recently, printmaking.

She uses a number of different methods to produce original prints. These include etching, drypoint, monoprinting and collagraphs. However, for the past few years she has concentrated mainly on reduction linocuts. Her inspiration comes from a wide variety of sources but she is particularly attracted to the natural world and finds reduction linocutting a particularly effective method for portraying feather and fur.

Marian is married and lives on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire with her husband. She has two daughters who are both artists: one graduated from Manchester School of Art where she studied fashion design and the other is a fine art graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.