"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.

Thursday, 17 May 2012


I was recently approached by the Sculptor Robert Jakes asking for permission to use my image of a swimming Otter from a linocut I did last year. 

He had been commissioned to carve a series of benches for Rosemoor Nature Reserve at Walwyns Castle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. I was intrigued as to how Robert would use the image and have been waiting in anticipation for a glimpse of the finished piece. It has been well worth the wait..

To see more of Roberts work follow the link to his website on the right.


Keith Tilley said...

Wonderful, it could have been made for it.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

Hasn't it transferred perfectly. How has it been done - is it carved out then coloured, or burned in, or just printed on??

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith

Yes I was pleased with how he has used the image.

Hi Jennifer

Robert has carved it and then coloured it in. In effect he has reproduced my linoblock on the back of the bench. I suppose I could take a big sheet of paper some Ink and take a print from it!