Exhibition Ready

Texas prints are now all home, framed and ready for a show at Exeter’s Brook Gallery. Starts 2pm on 18th July

Monoprinting now

Proofing the etched plate all completed, now to make a variable edition monotyping under the key plate. The plate looks very sombre when printed in black, so today I tried burnt sienna – much more successful and tomorrow I’ll try a blue. Monoprinting is tricky with the registration but it really lifts the plate with […]

Etching today

Fantastically excited to be starting an etching plate today – 18inches square and working with Katherine and Alfonso. We cut, bevelled, polished and degreased and prepared the plate before the weekend and I had time to plan out a design ready for this morning. First thing, Katherine applied a soft ground and we pressed into […]

Three more in progress…

So great to be able to have this space to really focus on making. At home all my own work gets squeezed between teaching and everything else I do – so hard to get continuity.

Now for something completely different

Because I’m not using a direct relief press, I’ve had to rethink everything. Working with Alfonso today we had a few false starts. I’ve had to learn to use skill to achieve the results I want as opposed to my usual chance and random acts. Starting on the electric press, I’d laid down too much […]


Tracy and Cordelia : Master Printers here at Flatbed have been starting to edition these prints by Frank X Tolbert 2. The Texas Bird Suite is a set of  8 birds and shown here is the Chicken Hawk. Each is 22 x 30 inches on Rives BFK paper. In an edition of 24, they are […]

Heritage Park Nursing Centre

To Heritage Park Nursing Center this morning to print using silicone “gelli plates”. Located at 2806 Real Street in Austin, Heritage Park is home to 180 – 200 people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xTuFB3OpAw It is a private but State provided facility funded by Social Security and people will come here post acute –  if unable to live independantly […]

Printing Day One

Day one of printing today – and ably assisted by Pecos : intern at Flatbed. Using styrene as the vehicle to hold the ink, I’m able to cut it up with a knife into shapes which are then inked and printed on a large electric press. I see it as an intaglio press however Tracy […]

Westlake Hills

Such an enjoyable workshop with mostly men with early memory loss at Westlake Hills yesterday. It was third time successful after two sessions with teething troubles on Tuesday and Wednesday. Although Theresa from Mobile Art has been marvellous, it’s hard to work with unfamiliar equipment, materials and places. However, I think now we’ve cracked it. […]

Here in Austin

Day one of my work here in Austin and a morning at Hope Lutheran Church for an inroduction to printmaking with adults experiencing early memory loss. Their day starts with physical exercises, memory games, current affairs and then we did an art input. Afterwards they went on to lunch folowed by a discussion about the […]

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