Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A couple of prints taken directly from my old, used skateboards. I really like the marks that are left from skating & wanted to produce something that immortalised their usage. Printing them whilst maintaining the richness of the black ink was an issue hence the slightly faded appearance. Something I hope to rectify

Friday, 23 January 2009

All Hail...

A quick monotype print of the legendary John Cardiel. A nod must go out to Sam Ashley who's photo I used as reference. Check his site HERE

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

A lino cut of an old fashioned film camera...

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

This is the view from my studio this morning. I overlook the local water meadows so after a particularly heavy downpour I'm faced with a temporary lake right outside the window. Fortunately, it's high enough not to flood so I can watch the swans without the worry of floating away!!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Goodbye Tony. See you on the other side

Monday, 12 January 2009

My 13 month old son, Isaac, has been getting his art on in nursery lately. This is from his recent abstract expressionist period! A contender for the 2009 Turner Prize perhaps?

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

...and a Bottle of Rum

When I was in primary school the creator, JOHN RYAN, of the then famous cartoon Captain Pugwash came to our school. Whilst he gave a talk he nonchalantly drew a scene including many of the characters he'd created for the show. I was in awe of the skill, wit & dexterity in which he executed the piece & have cherished the moment ever since. Pirate ship linocut

Monday, 5 January 2009


A linocut of Siena town square as seen from the top of the town hall's tower. As is tradition, every year the locals take to the streets in & around the square to witness a spectacular horse race which takes part in those very streets. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the race but given how narrow & windy these streets were I can imagine it's a scary affair for both participants & spectators alike