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The grass grows high

13.5 x 14.5cm, Etching and aquatint, 2010.

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No churns

5 x 10cm, Etching and aquatint, 2010.

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On the slow train

13.5 x 14.5cm, Etching and aquatint, 2010.

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Politics in Print

I’ve just completed some new work for a commission from Devon Records Office and Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter.  This will be exhibited on 04 &  05 September at the XCentre, Exeter.  My work was inspired by the fact that there are over a hundred disused stations and more than a dozen lost railway lines in Devon.  Like Flanders and Swann in their song Slow Train, I was interested in what ‘passed out of our lives’ following the controversial ‘Beeching Bombshell’ of the 1960s and 70s that cut a third of the rail network in the UK.  Numerous rural branch lines were closed and this coincided with a significant growth in road traffic levels.

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Summer Term Etching Course at Kew Studio

Tuesdays, 6.30 – 9.30 p.m. at Kew Studio.  6 weeks from 08 June 2010.  £90 (plus cost of materials).

I will be teaching this course, designed to give the beginner etcher all the basic skills to get started in this long-established, versatile form of printmaking.  It will also be suitable for ‘rusty’ etchers who may not have been in a print room for some time.  Subjects covered will include plate preparation, soft ground, hard ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit bite, inking and printing.

Places limited to 6 students.  Phone 07854 067434, or email for further info or to book your place.

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Jigsaw puzzle – letter T

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Saturday Times


If you’ve arrived here from Rory Kinnear’s kind words in the Times, hello.

The pieces mentioned are this screenprint of the ice cream van and this wood engraving of a supermarket car park.

You can see my other work by browsing through the categories on the left. If you are interested in any of the pieces, here are my contact details; I also take commissions for work for children as mentioned in the article.

Happy New Year.

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The Printed Image






Printmakers past, present and future feature in this group exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk that runs from 02 – 24 October 2009.  The Printed Image includes work from: Gertrude Hermes, Norman Ackroyd, Mark Hearld, William Tillyer … and me!  There are print demonstrations by Dan Bugg on 10 October (linocut) and by Jason Hicklin on 24 October (etching).

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7th RWA Open Print Exhibition

Three of my etchings have been selected for this open submission exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.  The exhibition aims to be a survey of contemporary printmaking and includes invited artists from China, Japan, Russia and Poland.  It runs from 09 August to 19 September 2009.

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Exhibition in Bath

My work will be on on show at the Rostra and Rooksmoor Gallery in Bath from 3 – 24 June 2009 as part of their Contemporary Printmakers IV exhibition.  I am showing etchings, etchings on plaster, screenprints and a woodcut.

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