Jane Kendall 1968-2018

It is with great sadness that Mike and the family share the news that Jane died in October 2018 from an aggressive pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the spring. Mike is commited to continuing the legacy of Jane's amazing work using Jane's original lino-cut blocks and her ink recipes, printing and hand-finishing techniques which she passed on during the course of her illness. We keep Jane's spirit of experimentation and creativity alive by occasionally reimagining new ways of using the existing blocks, and playing with new colour and handmade paper combinations as well as recreating old favourites. Prints of Jane's designs will no longer be signed.


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Jane Kendall graduated in 1990. At various stages she was a graphic designer, dress maker, soft furnisher, rag rugger, framer’s assistant, portrait painter, artist, illustrator and mother. In around 2010 a gift of lino flooring offcuts from a neighbour began a new career chapter, and a love of the process and possibilities of linocut printmaking.

Jane was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the spring of 2018 and died 6 months later after an amazing summer filled with laughter, memories and lots and lots of cake.




Mike was Jane’s husband. After many years as a successful and occasionally award-winning graphic designer Mike is now rediscovering his love of drawing and painting. He is also dabbling in occasional printmaking experiments along with printing and hand-finishing Jane’s wonderful linocut designs.

Mike has always been fascinated by the changing qualities of light, reflections, and water in landscape, and loves an old, crumbly building.




Ellen, Jane’s daughter, is a trained modelmaker and a gifted artist and musician. When not working as a DT and Food Technician she enjoys developing new linocut designs inspired by Jane’s work, and helps with the hand-finishing and hand-colouring of some of Jane’s linocut designs.