Friday, 22 August 2014

The Wooden Collection

A selection of the wooden toys I produced for my solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Wind up bullfinch, bluetit and unknown bird along with a pull-along mallard, grebe and wigeon. All hand screen printed plywood with old clockwork keys, tin meccano wheels and old rubber triang wheels. The show is only on for a few more weeks and as most have been sold already it may be your last chance to take a peek at them all together. More information can be found here.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

School Charts

Butterfly Chart. Seven colour screen print on Fabriano paper. Edition of 35
Fish Chart. Six colour screen print on Fabriano paper. Edition of 35
Frog Anatomy Chart. Four colour screen print on Fabriano paper. Edition of 35
Leaves Chart. Eight colour screen print on Fabriano paper. Edition of 35
Waterfowl Chart. Nine colour screen print on Fabriano paper. Edition of 35
Bee Anatomy Chart. Four colour screen print on Fabriano paper. Edition of 35

Here are the six new school chart style screen prints I recently completed for my solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. These were really fun to create and I was extremely pleased with how they turned out. I had been having some major problems with my exposure unit whilst printing these, so they became a real labour of love, but really glad I stuck with it. All hand printed on a full sheet of sumptuous Fabriano Rosapina paper (50x70cms) and available exclusively over at the YSP shop.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Wild Collection at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I have spent the last six months working towards my first major solo show and I am still pinching myself at being asked to exhibit at Yorkshire Sculpture Park over the summer. Such a huge privilege to have my work displayed in such an inspiring place. I must also thank Yorkshire for producing two solid weeks of blissful weather.
My show, titled 'The Wild Collection' is house in the wonderful garden gallery that curves around a beautiful old garden wall with a preposterously jaw dropping view just outside its doors.
Within the gallery you will find screen prints, wooden toys, marquetry, mugs, bags, cushions and a mural.
My son seemed pleased with the fruits of my labours.
The show is on now until Sept 7th with over forty one off pieces and limited edition prints for sale, the majority of which have been produced exclusively for YSP. For more information, click here.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Happy New Year All!

Happy New Year everyone. Taken a while to get back to the blog, but I am here now. Hope you all had a nice Christmas break. I spent most of mine staring at the scene above with a belly full of food and a glass full of port/gin/brandy/beer/wine. And very nice it was to. This year is already looking mighty busy, so with squeegee in hand I plough forward, but maybe just one more sloe gin first!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Working Together

I have recently completed a new screen print for Mill Co. in London. It was the Mill Co. Third Annual Exhibition in partnership with The Co-operative and as such the brief was 'co-operation'. Above is my take on this brief, and I am rather happy with the result considering my studio set up at the moment. I have shown you a little glimpse of my work space in the second picture, but what this doesn't show is the few inches of floor space I have to work in! Time for a sort out I think. The print should be for sale very soon over at the Mill Co. store.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Myth, Tradition and Folklore

I am very happy to be part of a lovely group show that is opening this Saturday at the Emma Mason Gallery in Eastbourne. It is a celebration of all things mythical, traditional and folklorish. I will be amongst some great artists including the wonderful Jonathan Gibbs and the super talented Alice Pattullo. For more information have a look at the Emma Mason Gallery website.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Prema Card Rack

Another typically boring commission from the lovely people over at Prema. Can you make us a rocket shaped card rack? Oh, go on then, if I must. I cannot tell you how happy I am when people get in contact with a really fun project that you can get your teeth into. Happy days! It sits rather comfortably next to the a board I built for them a little while ago.