The Enlightened Hound- Buckinghamshire

Debbie Kendall is the printmaker behind The Enlightened Hound. From my attic studio, with views over the treetops, I hand-print original art, inspired by my love of dogs. Producing work that others can connect with is important to me. I use hand-lettered words and illustration to interpret and narrate the unique connection people have with their dogs.

My hand-drawn lettering is deliberately idiosyncratic and wonky and I combine it with illustration and vintage decorative elements typical of 19th century ephemera.

Debbie Kendall Printmaker & Dog Artist

I use relief printmaking techniques, especially linocutting, to create my original dog art. I love the 'physicality' of printmaking - the sticky, messy inks, the sharp gouges for linocutting, the hiss of the brayer as it rolls out the ink, the mechanical clanking of the press and the thrill of pulling the paper from the inked plate to reveal the image.