Since February 2015, I have been a member of the ‘Aberystwyth Printmakers’. It wasn’t until last Friday that I finally managed to step inside their workshop. Their workshop is run on a volunteer basis, within a University owned building called the ‘Old College’. I met with Ali Greeley, the supervisor for the day and a […]
A short time lapse video; screen printing a page for the first issue of “These Abundant Times”. “These Abundant Times” is an accumulated archive of screen prints, mono prints and text. Issue one // CAPITAL explores one of London’s historical assets, Hampton Court Palace (which is celebrating ‘500 years of drama’ this year) and the relationship […]
Digital preparation; ideas for future ventures in screen printing.
My analogue photograph translated into a silkscreen print; “phthalo turquoise” was chosen because it mirrors the colour of the emulsion used during the exposure of the photograph to the screen.
Preparation for screen printing; exposing my analogue photograph from Bushy Park.
When asked why he chooses to print onto dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
Initial part of my working methodology; review previous work, create automatic drawings around new subject matter and visit exhibitions. On the far right of the photograph is the work of Andrea Büttner, who’s work I saw in Tate Britain.
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Discovering Angie Lewin’s work last year was a huge highlight. Meeting her this year is exceeded that. Tip: When you find an artist whose work resonates with your own then sign up to their newsletters and visit their exhibitions. I wondered around the streets of East London looking for Fournier Street. Standing outside an […]
On a weekend camping trip in Lewes I made a happy little discovery, a real treasure. It was a combination of a printmaking shop and gallery on the high street of Lewes. Sadly I didn’t have any form of a gadget to document the shop but I found their website after returning home. And here […]
This place is probably where I have visited the most exhibitions and it is still one of my favourites. I attended two exhibitions (‘Bathing Beauties’ and ‘Between Spaces’). The first was based on a competition that asked entrants to re-design the traditional British beach hut. It was amazing seeing the different responses, the variety of […]
I finished reading this book and wanted to share with you some of my favourite wood engravings within it. Some are a little different either due to the use of multiple printing techniques (Sarah van Niekerk) or due to the shape of the print (Hilary Paynter). “There is something about the medium, and the way in […]
This lady’s prints are very colourful and follow the fluidity I have been looking at as a basis for my designs. Her choice and use of colour has made me recognise the possibilities I could introduce into my own work. Watch this beautiful video to see a sneak peak into the way she works. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sZwzBcjvtE]
I took one of my floral lino blocks and printed it repeatedly onto canvas. I think it works quite well en masse. This was only a mock up on scrap material but I might push this idea further and to a better quality.
These are my artist’s proofs of the linocuts I had originally designed for the metal casting workshop.
I had an idea of developing on my print project by making my own paper. So I hunted for a suitable frame (which I found in a charity shop for £6). I decided to get one that would make an A3 sheet. The skills learnt in 3D Workshop came in handy here and I pulled […]