MY LATEST PRINT.

I completed this piece just days before Christmas. An eleven colour reduction print, it is based on the scene that confronted me near where I live on Boxing Day 2015. The river had risen four metres in just 12 hours causing significant structural damage along its length not least of which was the enormous number of mature trees that were uprooted creating a watery chaos!  I've included my previous print based on the Wharfe at Addingham, just fifty metres and sixth months apart!

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ILKLEY ARTS MANOR HOUSE CHRISTMAS FAIR

Ikley Arts Christmas Fair is this weekend!! (2nd & 3rd December) For the first time, this event will be in Ikley Manor House. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to pick up those rather special presents from the work of the excellent artists, designers and craftspeople who will be there.

The fair is open from 9.00am. to 5.00pm . each day

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Craven Arts Christmas Exhibition

 It seems too early to be really thinking about Christmas yet but I've just taken some of my prints to Skipton Town Hall's gallery in preparation for Craven Arts Christmas exhibition. Opening on the 11th November and running until the 23rd December, it's going to be a super exhibition, reflecting the enormous breadth, depth and quality of creative endeavour in the area.  It will be well worth a visit!

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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!

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THE ILKLEY ART TRAIL 2017

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.

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ILKLEY ART SHOW PRIZE.

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!

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REDUCTION PRINT WORKSHOP

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!

ILKLEY ART SHOW - 2017

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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