"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.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Back to the prints

This print is a bit of a departure from my usual multi colour prints. On the face of it this single colour print should be fairly straight forward. However, it does involve some complicated and fiddly cutting so it could be a while yet before we get to the printing stage.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Still working - honest!

No new prints to show yet as I am still busy framing works for various summer exhibitions. My studio space  now has framed works stacked against the walls in various stages of readiness for delivery. Things are starting to come together but I feel frustrated that doing this is keeping me away from the printing bench. Especially as I have a couple of designs drawn up and ready to transfer to the lino blocks. Next weekend will see the first delivery of work to Holmfirth for the Art Week exhibition. After that its two prints for Talents Fine Arts in Malton and then five prints for the Calder Gallery in Hebden Bridge.

Sunday, 3 June 2012


Summer Moondance - Nightjars
6 Colour Reduction Linocut. 270mm x 180mm.
Edition of 6.

A final dark finishes the print off. I suppose that having dealt with Spring and Summer as themes I should tackle Autumn and Winter to finish off the set. This will have to wait for now though, as the next few weeks are going to be busy with framing and preparing work for forthcoming exhibitions.

I have two prints to frame for Holmfirth Art Week and another two to frame for the Summer Exhibition at Talents Fine Arts in Malton. After that its five prints for the Calder Gallery in Hebden Bridge Summer Print Show and then a selection of unframed prints to mount ready for Art in the Pen at Skipton and the Pendle Print Biennial near Colne at the end of August. I also have to frame 30 prints for a solo exhibition at the Grizedale Forest visitor centre in the Lake District which starts on the 7th September.