I have been very lucky to have two brand new opportunities to display and hopefully sell my artwork.
The first opportunity is a brand new gallery in Axminster. This is The Light Gallery and Studio recently opened and run by Joy White and Drew Yapp. What with the River Cottage Café, the Marle Gallery and White Space just around the corner there are even more reasons to visit Axminster. Read More
A major event in 2012 was the creation of some demonstration videos with Double Elephant Print Workshop.
You can see them all HERE!
I did the demonstration for the Collagraph video. It took a WHOLE DAY! In true Blue Peter style I had prepared my project at various stages in its development so that I didn’t have to waste time waiting for paint to dry.
You can see a proof being pulled valium from the finished plate in the video. And here is one of the finished prints I made shortly after – when I had time to fuss about colours and add mono print plant material too.
To go with the Collagraph video is another short one of “Top Tops”.
Do take time to look at my colleagues videos for drypoint, mono print and relief print too.
Time has been passing alarmingly fast and the launch date for the exhibition 33,000 Miles is only a few days away. I had been intending to show you glimpses of the other artists work at intervals over the past few weeks, but life has been far too hectic!
So here are a few last minute glimpses that I hope will whet your appetite to come to the launch on Friday (or any time over the following two weeks – excluding Mondays).
March 2010 moved my studio to a new location. This was the third move since relocating Double Elephant Print Workshop from the Old Bakery to the Exeter Phoenix. I had accumulated quite a lot of stuff in the 12 years that I had a studio above the old workshop and it had taken this long to bite the bullet and let my old degree show work go (the metre square boards are being recycled by a painter) – not easy for a natural hoarder, but I do feel lighter for having let go of some of the past.
1980 – First post school printmaking. During the Conservation of Prints & Drawings course I had to learn about, make and print the full range of print processes available to the ‘Old Masters’. Woodcut, Wood engraving, Etching (hard ground, soft ground and aquatint), Engraving, Lithography (plate and stone), and screenprint.