I’ve been part of the bound:unbound table at last weekend’s market at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. Lots of visitors, chat and sales.
With the printmaking class of 20/21 at Leith School of Art, I’m exhibiting some prints at Whitespace gallery in Edinburgh. April 23 – 27 2022.
I have four artists books in this exhibition at Upright Gallery in Edinburgh.
Against the background of climate change and COP26 in Glasgow over 32 artist book makers have submitted works reflecting their own concerns for the environment. uprightgallery.com for more information and opening times.
I have three unframed prints for sale in this online exhibition. Check it out to buy art while supporting an excellent charity. http://Macmillanartshow.square.site
Here’s one of the finished paintings.
I’ve been making preparatory paintings with collage in a five week course at Paintbox School of Art in Cockenzie, East Lothian, called St Ives and the Sea. A process-led first 3 weeks and now I’ll be moving on to make three final paintings. I’ll post them on the website when they’re finished.
I’ll be exhibiting work inspired by Dungeness and will be there in person, in a hut on the beach! A chance to meet me and my art.
My first screenprint using screen block. A two layer print based on Tarbat Ness lighthouse in Easter Ross, North East Scotland. It’s actually red and white but I only had time for two layers in the class where I made the print.
This image is also available as a blank note card. See shop for info.
Now that the sun is brighter I’ve been able to make some Cyanotype prints. Here’s one folded into a concertina which can also be assembled into a tower lock.
I’ve been learning how to print intaglio on plaster in my printmaking course at Leith School of Art. We’re still learning online but it’s not held us back!
This is a plaster diptych displayed in my studio together with a painting on found board.
I’ve been making collagraphs using card packaging as my plate, incising and peeling the card before inking it up for intaglio printing. The resultant print is then reassembled into a 3D object. I’ve added them to some previous lino print assemblies to make an imaginary city. This is all working towards my final project in my printmaking course.
I’ve been learning a few new printmaking methods on my course at Leith School of Art. Recent methods relate to working with simple tools and materials because the course is temporarily online until lockdown restrictions are eased.
This week we learned ‘kitchen litho’, a form of lithography using silver foil, wax crayons, Coca Cola, vegetable oil and oil paint. Here is an image of a plate and of two prints.
A book of lino cut prints and rubber stamping of words that have become part of our everyday vocabulary.
I’ve been using off cuts from my painted papers and reject prints to make small collages each day, to get my creativity warmed up. Here’s a small selection.
The Christmas market at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh was a bit of an experiment where the makers just dropped off their sales items for the staff to display and sell on their behalf. Visitors had to book a slot in advance so it wasn’t certain that enough people would sign up to make it worthwhile. In fact it was a sell out!
The yellow print top left went off to a new home and lots of other pieces were sold. A great idea by Out of the Blue staff for negotiating the current situation.
I’m missing being able to sell and chat to customers at my usual Christmas fairs. Check out my shop page and you’ll find prices start at £15 for prints and £13 for books. Still time to order and receive in time for Christmas!