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 Raven Press Gallery is the working studio of Kathleen Lindsley, wood engraver, and Nick Carter, photographer.

Wood engraving "Sumadale Mergansers"

The resolution of the computer screen cannot show the fine details of these wood engravings.

Nick Carter photographer
Nick Carter photographer
Born in Chelmsford in 1951, studied graphic design at Colchester and Maidstone art colleges. Worked in design and advertising in agencies in Essex and London for ten years and gained experience in photography doing studio advertising work.

Moved to Skye full time in 1984. Fished commercially for lobsters and crabs for seventeen years and took up photography again seriously in the last few years.

I have always had a keen interest in photography since my years at art college. Until recently I have always worked with film but now I find that digital gives me more control over my images.

Skye is a wonderful place for photography, there is a vast range of scenes and subjects from one end of the island to the other, and the lighting conditions are constantly changing.
Kathleen Lindsley, wood engraver and illustrator
Kathleen Lindsley, wood engraver and illustrator
Born in Gibraltar in 1951, studied fine art at Newcastle Upon Tyne. Introduced to wood engraving by Leo Wyatt in 1974. Resident in Scotland since 1976 and full time in Skye since 1987.

I employ the medium of wood engraving, a relief printing process, to interpret and record the area in which I live. The blocks are usually end-grain boxwood, sometimes lemonwood. I edition my prints on fine papers using an Albion hand press. Sometimes I work to commission in illustration and design. Presses I have worked with include The Fleece, Wild Hawthorn, Whittington, Black Pennel, Partick, Perpetua and Folio Society.

In 2001 my partner Nick Carter and I restored a croft cottage as a studio and gallery at Colbost, NW Skye. We are open to visitors Monday to Saturday, March to October and Monday, Wednesday and Friday, November to February.

The dimensions of the engravings are shown below the image.
They should reproduce best at a screen resolution of 1024x768. Please bear in mind that the quality of reproduction on screen does not do justice to such fine detailed images.

All images are copyright of the artist and may not be reproduced without permission.
Engraving the block
Engraving the block
Inking the block
Inking the block
Printing the block
Printing the block
Final print
Final print