Jazz of Printmaking

I have been commissioned by Daisi – https://daisi.org.uk/ to make a short film about my practice for Primary school children to inspire them about artists. Whilst filming I realised how improvisational my work is – and I always say I don’t know what I am doing or where I am going with each print. A […]

Covid 19 Lockdown

This is my first new piece coming out of lockdown. I have been surprised by what an unproductive time this has been for my own practice. This is also the first new blog post for 12 months which shows that my attention has been elsewhere. Concentrating mostly on participatory work with Double Elephant Print Workshop […]

Moroccan influences

Six months in Essaouira, Morocco may have heightened my sense of colour – if such thing is possible. It’s hard to assess influences on work especially if working with abstracted images. I used a lot of bright Moroccan dried pigments to make paintings which are now slowly filtering back into the work I am making….images […]

New work

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 […]

intaglio/mono hybrid

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 […]

DEPW exhibition at RAMM marks 21 years

Double Elephant is 21 years old. Established in 1996, we mark this with a group show at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 35 members are showing  75 prints. I gave a speech on the opening night and it feels great to have achieved this for Exeter – very proud of us for keeping going through […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to choose colours like an artist.

The Brook Gallery – https://twitter.com/BrookGallery  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 http://interiorstylehunter.com/choose-colours-like-an-interior-designer/ 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 […]



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