Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Garden Station

I have been getting work on a garden theme ready to take to The Garden Station for a small textile exhibition there in September( 8th September - 3rd November). If you don't know it then try and visit for a look round the garden before Autumn kicks in. Wonderful lunches and cakes too.

Friday, 20 August 2010


I have enjoyed creating some new teaching examples for the lino cutting summer school. Here is a simple reduction print in 3 colour ways.

Banqueting Hall, Jesmond Dene

A few of us from The Arts Project felt very privileged to have been invited in to the Banqueting House in the Dene. It is closed to the public because it is a bit of a ruin but it has some stunning detailing. Some artists are lucky to be allowed to work there or intervene in the space. Find out more about them at

Monday, 9 August 2010

Creative Linocuts

There are still a couple of places left on the Creative Linocuts course which I shall be running August 28th - 31st with Carol Nunan at the Hearth at Horsley. I do really simple lino cuts like the ones below, which combine the printing with chine colle but if you'd like to see what the students who come on our courses can achieve then look at the Horsley Printmakers web site and have a look at these images on flickr
To reserve a place on a course please email

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Surface Decoration

Have a look at the fantastic work my students produced this weekend on the Surface Decoration course I was running at the Hearth at Horsley ( which is where I have my studio). I am a guest teacher on behalf of Horsley Printmakers. Carol and Rebecca run a wide range of printmaking courses and bring in people like me, Clare Satow and Chris Daunt to run courses too. The Autumn programme of courses is now available on their web site Surface Decoration won't be available in the Autumn but if you really like these images and want to learn how to do it yourself then pester them and they will run it again!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Mood Boards

In the last few weeks since the end of my touring exhibition I have been restyling my studio in order to get back to producing a new body of work. Its always good to rehang notice boards as you see images in new conjunctions and sometimes they spark an idea. Here is the new arrangement over my desk.