Devon Open Studios 2018

        Monoprints for Devon Open Studios – starting Saturday 8th September. I am open Thursday, Friday and the weekends through until September 23rd. For more information email simon@simonripley.co.uk or call 07857 036433


Some great litho images

Here are images from a recent kitchen litho course. The next one runs at Double Elephant on 21st April


Other images

Here are three pieces of the new work. One starting point was an image by Cy Twombly which led to the red vegetation/plant like piece. I’ve become interested in the juxtaposition of something organic with a non organic geometric shape – the representation of a 3D object in 2D and how this confounds the image […]


Continuation of new work

I have now made 6 or 7 new prints on Somerset paper using a technique that uses 1mm pvc sheeting. I am cutting the plastic into shapes to describe the design. Pieces have drypoint or carborundum added and are then inked relief or intaglio or both. The jigsaw is then reassembled on the press and […]


Drypoint/monoprint/carborundum/relief print

  A new piece today made at Double Elephant. It has taken me months…no, years to get to this. Following on from a technique I used in Austin, Texas at Flatbed Press using PVC plastic to cut, shape and drypoint. Very satisfying to make a piece in Exeter and now no stopping for another 5 […]


DEPW exhibition at RAMM marks 21 years

Double Elephant is 21 years established in 2018 and we mark this with a group show at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 35 members are showing and 75 prints on display. I gave a speech on the opening night and it feels great to have achieved this for Exeter – very proud of us for […]


A series of exhibitions coming up over the summer and a chance to see some new work from me. Four new unframed prints can be seen at Double Elephant Print Workshop on 19th and 20th May as part of   Arts Week Exeter  – 13th to 21st May plus a framed piece at an AWE  pop […]


Food Glorious Food

Double Elephant Print Workshop has recently completed a third residency at Franklyn House Hospital in Exeter. This time we worked on images that focussed on food and healthy eating – the designs were later printed onto foamex and displayed in the dining area. The designs started with a basic drawing that illustrated a poem or […]


Just Ask online

The Just Ask film and all supporting material has gone live now on http://www.torbayculture.org/  


Adventures in colour

Here are three new prints – a kind of variant edition of three monoprints from lino all on Misumi Japanese paper. Colours were all chosen simply on a gut instinct and through the process of colour mixing. They are each two colours printed over black with a texture detail added to the central areas. For […]




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