Print Workshop

Had another reduction lino printing workshop this morning in my small studio. Super people, lovely work, the session went by in a flash!



A date for your diaries  - 5th - 8th October 2017, the Ilkley Art Trail will be taking place! Over 60 artist/designers in over 30 locations, it will be bigger and better than ever before with all sorts of extra events and exhibitions! I will be based at the Manor House. In use as an Art Trail venue for the first time, this beautiful Elizabethan house is well worth a visit in its own right. Along with other new work will be this my latest piece, 'Wild Flower Meadow - Upper Wharfedale', a 16 colour/hue, 40 x 30cm. reduction linoprint.



The recent Ilkley Art Show was a great success with hundreds and hundreds of visitors enjoying the two day event. Accompanying the trade stands, demonstrations and workshops the show also hosted a large exhibition of a wide variety of artwork. I was fortunate enough to win the 'Best Picture in Show' prize for my reduction lino print, 'Gannets - from Bempton Cliffs'!

I was awarded my prize by Tim Tennant, the organiser of the show and owner of Ilkley's brilliant art shop!



I've started to run a monthly workshop at home for a few friends who are rapidly developing their linoprinting skills -and learning to avoid putting inky rollers down wherever they like , frequently on top of their own prints!


I will be giving a demonstration on linoprinting at the King's Hall, Ilkley on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August, as well as exhibiting three recently completed pieces at the Ilkley Winter Gardens.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm, it should be a good show so please pop in and say hello!

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I've acquired a new toy - a Hawthorn press!

It's taken a little fiddling around and experimentation to get the pressure right - experimenting with paper types and using Ternes Burton registration clips for the first time but I think I've got it sorted! This is my first serious effort with the press, it's a four colour reduction print of a Gyr.

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Exhibition at West Yorkshire Print Workshop - Mirfield.

The West Yorkshire Print Workshop is mounting a members' exhibition in the WYPW gallery in Mirfield. The exhibition theme is 'Earth, Water, Air' and it runs from 25th April to the 20th May. I'm entering two prints, 'Wagtails at Linton Falls' and 'Cwm Idwal'.

All my prints are available for purchase here, or by clicking on the images above. Visit the West Yorkshire Print Workshop website.

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Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia

I've just completed my latest lino print. It's of Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia. It's the result of a 'nostalgia' trip in the autumn to where I used to climb, many years ago, with my brother on Idwal Slabs. The path beneath the Slabs goes on up to the Devil's Kitchen. It's a 40cm x 30cms 10 colour reduction print and can be found on the 'Miscellaneous' page of my web site.

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Teeside Christmas Art Fair

I took these three prints up to the Witham Gallery in Barnard Castle today for their Christmas Art Fair, which runs from 8th to 20th December. It's a beautiful gallery and well worth a visit!

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