St Ives and the Sea

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.

An artists market

I’ll be at my stall in Venue 30 The Hive selling my prints, cards and artist books. It’s a great event with live music and food. Abbeyhill Colonies, Edinburgh.

Black and Yellow Challenge

I’ve joined the Black and Yellow print challenge set by the excellent printmaking journal Pressing Matters. Fingers crossed it gets featured in the next edition! This is a monoprint made by painting and rolling relief ink onto a Perspex sheet and running it through my press.

At the Beach

My exhibition at Dungeness in Kent was a great success. Lots of visitors (and sales!). Plus I met some of my Instagram followers for the first time. Here’s a view through the window with two of my paintings on found wood. Top one sold.

My exhibition with husband Ron has now opened for three days at Dungeness Open Studios in Kent. Here’s a photo of the beach hut we’re using to show our work which is inspired by our visits to Dungeness for the past 8 years.

Exciting news!

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.

Screenprinting using screen block

Lighthouse screenprint

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.

Printing the City Part 2

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.

High Rise cyanotype
High Rise cyanotype
High Rise cyanotype

Printing on plaster

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.

Printing the City

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.