20.7.11


'Selchie' - Two colour silkscreen print on Fabriano paper

A few months ago, after reading some stories from David Thompson's collection The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk, I made some ink drawings.  And now I've used the drawings to make this two colour silkscreen print in bluey + browny acrylic.  The print is based on a myth about a seal killer Angus Raudh, who was taken under the sea by a strange man with a seal for a father.  By the end of the story Angus has made a pact never to kill another seal.
'Solitude' - Two colour silkscreen print on watercolour paper, 40cm x 40cm


This is one of my recent prints, featured in the show at The Exchange Gallery.  It's based on some of the passages I've been reading in Judith Schalansky's Atlas Of Remote Islands, which is an amazing and very beautiful book.
























George and I have an exhibition on The Ramp Wall at The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, on show until 17th September.  The work I've submitted is all print: lino-cut, wood-cut and silkscreen, and is a mix of brand new and some less recent work. George is showing some beautiful drawings, and the main exhibition by five Portuguese artists is a brilliant mix of photography, video and painting.  There's plenty to see so please do visit!

13.7.11


























I've been working with the brilliant Bryony Gillard on a project for Plymouth Arts Centre.  I was commissioned to make an illustrated map of old Plymouth Cinemas, many of which were bombed during WW2 and have since disappeared.  The map was to coincide with Cinema City: Open air film nights at Tinside Lido.  It was a great project to work on: lots of freedom, interesting historical research and lots of super old signage and buildings to draw.

Tickets for the two screenings have apparently gone like hot cakes, but there may be a few left: 
15/07/11at 8:30pm: The Way We Live + Short Films 
16/07/11 at 8:30pm: Blade Runner + Short Films