Screenprinting

Printmaking: screenprinting on clay

A few days ago I started a collaborative project together with ceramicist Jenny Charles in Bridge of Tilt, Highland Perthshire. We decorate shallow bowls with a screenprinted design. Jenny produces round clay slabs which she later shapes into bowls, using a mould. I built a small screenprinting frame and created a design which we print […]

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Bicycle. Linoprint

Printmaking: linoprint

I have made a new linoprint, called “My Bicycle”. It honours Grant Murdoch of the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub who spent two weeks cycling around Scotland in April, covering 1,500 miles in order to raise funds for a cycle training pump track at Larghan Park in Coupar Angus. Original prints and greeting cards of “My […]

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The Second of Solstice. Mixed media drawing

Drawing: mixed media

This mixed media drawing was on display at the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Perthshire Open Studios in Perth Civic Hall. The exhibition was part of the inaugural Platform Festival, a week-long celebration of contemporary art and culture across Perth & Kinross at the end of March 2017. The drawing was inspired by a friend’s poem […]

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Fields. Reduction linoprint

Printmaking: reduction linoprint

At the moment I am developing a new series of reduction linoprints with a more abstract angle. They will feature in my next exhibition in Fortingall in the Scottish Highlands, near Aberfeldy. I am so pleased to have been accepted as one of the participating artists at Fortingall Summer Exhibition 2017. (more…)

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Box cutters. Mixed media drawing

Drawing: mixed media

This drawing in mixed media made it into one of my sketchbooks that I’m preparing for an unusual event: a sketchbook exchange, initiated by Perth Visual Arts Forum, a group of artists who organise events in Perthshire in order to network local artists with each other and internationally. (more…)

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printed fabric

Fabric printing: tunic

When fabric printing¬† was one strand of my business I wanted to work on something more interesting than T-Shirts and found cotton tunics in a plain cut. I dyed them by hand and printed them, using my own stamps. (more…)

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Rainy Day. Woodblock print

Printmaking: woodblock printing

I like woodblock printing because it incorporates in the printed image the texture of wood grain, adding some unpredictability to the print. After taking a class at Dundee’s DCA I cut this woodblock, using plywood board and various cutting knives together with some standard linocutting tools. (more…)

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painted chest of drawers

Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

Furniture upcycling: one doesn’t always come across a piece with the great quality of beech wood! I swapped this chest of drawers years ago in Canada for some graphic design work. But you wouldn’t recognise its original look: base and top plate with curvy outlines… (more…)

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Impending Rain. Mixed media drawing

Drawing: mixed media

A new mixed media drawing: I’ve always been fascinated by the greenish light that you get when the sun briefly breaks through a sky laden with inky dark rain clouds. So I’ve started trying to capture these colours in a series of drawings. (more…)

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