"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.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


I received confirmation yesterday that my application to exhibit at this years Printfest in Ulverston has been accepted. This is the first time I have applied for this event so I am very excited about showing my work there, if a little daunted by the prospect of my work being alongside so many reputable printmakers.

This years event takes place on the 4th and 5th May and is open from 10am - 5pm at the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria. LA12 7LZ.
So if you are in the South Lakes area drop in and say hello.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

St George's Minster, Doncaster

Four prints from one block. As well as the black and white print shown in the previous post I've printed another three editions from the one block

St George's Minster - Doncaster
5 Colour Reduction Linocut. 
270mm x 180mm.
Edition of 10

St Georges Minster ii
2 Colour Reduction Linocut. 
270mm x 180mm
Edition of 5

St George's Minster iii
2 Colour Reduction Linocut.
270mm x 180mm
Edition of 5.

The last two prints were taken from the block after cutting for the fourth and fifth colours. In some ways I prefer the brown and black version to the full colour print. I'm not too sure that it works as well in blue though.

Monday, 21 January 2013

St Georges Minster-Colour 4

Colour 4 on the new linocut is a darker version of the first pale brown colour. After printing this I thought that there was enough detail for a single colour print so I pulled an edition of black and white prints from the block.

St George's Minster-Doncaster
Single Colour Linocut. 270mm x 180mm
Edition of 9

I also printed a few in the dark brown colour to print as two colour prints with just a final dark to add.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Colours 2 and 3

 Printed the second colour on the new linocut and then after clearing away the sky part of the block I printed a bright green across the lower half of the print.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Back to the bench

Happy New Year

A new year and a new print. After the excesses of the last two prints, both of which ran into many more colours than originally intended. This one will be strictly limited to just 5 colours. Although what it lacks in the number of colours it makes up for with some complicated cutting.