"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Saturday, 26 September 2009


Summer Meadow-Bishopdale
Reduction Linocut. 270mm x 180mm.

A typical view in the Yorkshire Dales. A buttercup filled field in dale floor with its attendant field barn. Backed by further fields climbing away up the valley sides to the higher moorland above.

Bishopdale is one of the smaller dales which runs north from its head on the northern flank of Buckden Pike to its meeting with Wensleydale at West Burton.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Huddersfield Birdwatchers Club Report

Common Buzzard. Pen and Ink Scraperboard.

Turnstone. Pen and Ink.

Kingfisher. Pen and Ink.

Grasshopper Warbler. Pen and Ink.

Wood Warbler. Pen and Ink.

The latest report (for 2006), of the Huddersfield Birdwatchers Club has now been published. With a cover design and some illustrations by me. A selection of which are shown above. The report is available from the Huddersfield Birdwatchers Club, details of which can be found by following the link in the Natural History Section on the right.