How to choose colours like an artist.

The Brook Gallery –  threw down the gauntlet with their tweet “for all our artists out there, how about coming up with the equivalent ‘How to choose colours like an artist’!” making reference to so I thought I’d have a go….. First of all, there are no rules – and that’s the point. […]

Completed work on the Ward

The welcome sign for Fielding ward has been delivered and installed – so fits well in the space and links well with the other prints I made for the entrance corridor, quiet room and on the ward itself. It’s been great to be involved with Art for Life and to see an integrated project for […]

More location drypoints

Last of nine drypoint images of Torbay locations for the Just Ask film which is nearing completion. The film, made by Josh Gaunt of Workshops ‘n Docs will document conversations with men in these nine locations throughout the area. We’ll hear men talking about suicide – their views, experiences and concerns shown against a backdrop […]

Devon Open Studios

Hanging work for the start of DOS this morning. Managed to only drop one framed piece whilst hanging them on this large feature wall. Twenty framed prints to see in the house and lots more in the studio. I am open September 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th – that’s […]

Animated locations.Torbay

Printing today the drypoints for the Torbay Just Ask animations – Boxing Club, Endeavour House, Homeless Hostel, Growing for Life and The Clipper Inn.        

Print Animations

Making three sequences of monoprinted  drawings for the “Just Ask” film Josh and I are working on. We will have filmed images from various Torbay locations with voices over talking about suicide and interspersed short animations of men embracing and handshakes.     While making I was listening on Radio 2  to rapper Professor Green […]

New “Welcome” sign

Today in Double Elephant to print a sign for the newly developed and re-designed entrance on Fielding Ward at Musgrove Park hospital in Taunton. I rolled the green to blue background straight onto the paper (I’d intended to print a graded colour but couldn’t find a plate large enough) then made a photo screen from […]

Drypoints for Just Ask film

Starting to make the drypoint images for locations in the Just Ask film I am making with Josh Gaunt ( – the project has changed over recent weeks because of the difficulty of recruiting men at risk of suicide into the participatory workshops. We have instead carried out a number of interviews with men at […]

Blackthorn Pocket Park

A chance to use printmaking to generate ideas for playground designs. Working with Somerset Art Works and Taunton Academy I ran a print workshop with a group of year 9 students. We visited the park, made drawings and turned these into collagraph prints. Based on their designs we painted a series of motifs on the […]

ASIST suicide prevention first aid

I have completed the ASIST suicide prevention training today and the Just Ask project launches tomorrow. I am at Torquay Fire Station tomorrow morning and Victoria Street Paignton in the afternoon recruiting for our project and spreading the word. For more info see More info to follow soon

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