Moggs Eye beach, Lincolnshire

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 1

Many different materials can be used to create textures. I have used various…


'Lincolnshire Coast' series

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 2

In the first post, I described the inspiration behind the choice of subject…


Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 3

In the last post, I described how the printing plate for the collagraph was…


Partial coating of carborundum

Print Stories: Liquid and powder 1

Sometimes, I use print sessions at The Ropewalk to new versions of plates that…


Revealing the print: 1

Print Stories: Liquid and powder 2

Yesterday, I took the prepared plates shown in the previous post along to The…


What's in 'The Box': box contents

What’s in the box?

Like most printmakers, I don't have the room or the money to create a print…


Brenda Hartill print: 'Summer Variations IV'

Influences 1: Brenda Hartill

Influences' will be an occasional look at some of the people, places and things…


The Hepworth Wakefield. Exterior.

Wakefield trip

I had an interesting trip to Wakefield yesterday. The main reason for going was…


Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 4

Following on from the first Lincolnshire Coast image, I've been thinking about…


Painting the carborundum/varnish mixture onto the plate surface

Print Stories: Back to the new 1

Tomorrow, I'll be off to The Ropewalk for another printing session. Right now…


Lincolnshire Coast series, image 2: print hanging in studio at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 5

Yesterday, I went along for another print session at The Ropewalk. My main aim…


The carborundum/varnish mixture painting process complete

Print Stories: Back to the new 2

Yesterday, I printed the plates I was working on in my post 'Back to the new…


Plate detail, with matchsticks embedded in the surface

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 6

Today, I worked on creating the third and fourth printing plates for what will…


Inking tools in the print room

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 7

In my last post, I described the creation of the last two plates in this…


Preparatory sketch: 'The Sun God'

Print Stories: Winter Solstice – beginnings

I have a new project! For its Christmas exhibition, my usual print venue, The…


Print Stories: Winter Solstice – conclusion

In my last post, I introduced my latest project, a brief set by The Ropewalk,…


Brigg: section from research notes

Print Stories: A Sense of Place (part 1)

It's been a while, I know, but I'm not one to post if I've nothing substantial…


Print Stories: Darker Forms

It's been a while since my last post. I've just been incredibly busy in my 'day…


Print Stories: Darker Forms 2

Really excited to be heading back to The Ropewalk today! It'll be good to meet…


print Story: 'Darker Forms' image 3

Print Stories: Darker Forms 3

Following my last post, which showed the prepared plates ready to print at The…


'Anomalies': September show at The Ropewalk: 'Geometry II'

Print Stories: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

I really feel that I'm tempting fate by even writing about this at this stage.…


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – deliveries sign

London Calling 1

I have just returned from a couple of days in London. The main reason for the…


Painting by Cy Twombly: untitled (Bacchus) 2006-8

London Calling 2

The recent London trip wasn't entirely about my Royal Academy submission. I…


London Calling 3

Whilst in London, I caught up with a friend for lunch and a stroll around Tate…


Elisabeth Frink. Riace II, III, and IV

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yesterday saw my first visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park is a…


Printing in Lincoln. Untitled: black and gold image (detail)

Print Stories: Printing in Lincoln

Last Wednesday, I spent a whole day (yes, a whole day!) printing in the…


Print Stories: Garage Goodies

Recently, I've decided to look at experimenting with an image series, linked…


Plate of horizontal landscape made by scratching the mount board surface, peeling away and various carborundum/glue combinations (closeup)

Print Stories: Garage Goodies – the prints 1

In the first 'Garage Goodies' post, I wrote about the making of a series of…