All I got for Christmas…Looking forward to a creative 2023

December 29, 2022News
All I got for Christmas…Looking forward to a creative 2023 I got 250 sheets of Five Seasons Paper. I might have dropped a massive hit complete with link but my Secret Santa got it spot on. I’ve only recently become aware of this paper when artist Charles Shearer,  gave a talk on his work to [...]

Printingmaking & Me – Collagraph

November 6, 2022News
Printmaking & Me - Collagraph A collagraph is where a plate, usually cardboard, is kind of collaged together. There are lots out there about Collagraph Printmaking  - I’m just explaining my process here. I think the lockdown inspired many people to be creative with materials. We couldn’t get to our studios (first-world covid problems). My [...]

Printmaking & Me – Monoprinting

September 6, 2022News
My Printmaking Journey I first tried Monoprinting at a short course at Sea Sky Design and was instantly hooked. Monoprinting is planographic printing, that is printing from a flat surface – using mark-making to create a one-off print. There are a number of ways this can be achieved. Tracy Emin presses her paper onto an [...]

Printmaking & Me- Etching & Drypoint

August 6, 2022News
My Printmaking Journey One of the unique qualities of printmaking is that it was originally used to communicate. Communicating to the masses. For this reason, to me, it holds the same sensibilities as collage. I like the idea that it wasn’t elitist – maybe a little bit punk? I’m trying to remember what first drew [...]

Sound & Vision – The play off of art and music.

February 18, 2021News

“Did you realise No one can see inside your view? Did you realise For why this sight belongs to you?” Strangers, Portishead. If you create art, do you ever wonder what’s the point? Who am I making this for? I was imagining that music doesn’t have this problem – you don’t have to be able … Read More