Something to make you get in the mood for all the hot weather that is inevitably (?) coming our way! This is my newest lino print, and I love the summery feel of it. I used one plate, and cut out the central shell section and then inked them up separately before piecing them back together and printing them in one go on watercolour paper. At 6x4 inches they're pretty pint-sized, but perhaps therein lies the charm. If you're a fan, I have 26 for sale in my shop!
In January I entered a competition run by The Bronte Society to illustrate any Bronte novel in black and white. I chose 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' by Anne Bronte, and really enjoyed reading it. These three images were my final competition entries, although sadly I wasn't within the finalists this year (to see them in more detail, head over to my 'prints' page). If you know the novel, perhaps you'll be able to recognise the scenes I chose to illustrate. If not, it is well worth a read!
Last week saw the Leeds College of Art Foundation Exhibition opening its doors to the world at large, and the results were truly amazing! From cling-film wrapped branches to walls coated in sugar cubes, there was something to cater for every taste. The final piece of my project (below) was a visual representation of a fictional journey taken into uncharted waters, with the 'expedition leader' (Sir Pellegrin Cadmar) finding and naming Chimaera Isle as a result. Each lino print - representing the shape of the island/the geological layers of the island/a birds-eye-view of the island respectively- was made in four parts as they were too big to fit in the printing press in one piece! They were then painted with watercolour, scanned in and enlarged to three times their original size, so that the entire piece measured around 3m/1m. It was constructed using photoshop before being test-printed in black and white. The chimaeras at the bottom were discovered on the island, and were created using a Max Ernst inspired collage technique using old engravings as a starting point. If you're interested in purchasing either the test print or the real deal, please get in touch!
The point of the work was to make the viewer believe that such a place could exist - creatures, geology and all.
Who knows? Maybe it does...
What to expect...
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