Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Introducing a second edition of my Blue Ship screen print. Its an edition of 35, hand printed onto recycled card. Available in my etsy shop now.
This coming weekend I will be taking part in the Headingley Arts Trail. Lots of local houses and shops will be opening up to the public to showcase work by around 80 local artists. For more info and a map of the trail visit the Bowery Arts website
I also have a number of Christmas craft fairs and events coming up in the next few weeks, details of those are listed on the right hand side of my blog...
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Last week I took part in an exhibition in Leeds called 'Dead Good'. It happened on Halloween and had a theme loosely linked to ideas of death and mortality. Organised by Matt Saunders the show was held at Test Space Leeds and featured work by lots of great illustrators and artists.
I screen printed a limited edition poster for the show entitled 'Positive Thinking', now available to buy in my etsy shop
Friday, 4 November 2011
Introducing my Christmas card design for 2011. It features my recently rescued greyhound Eli. Screen printed by hand onto 100% recycled card.
The blue/grey colour way is a limited edition of 100 cards, all proceeds of which will go to Tia Greyhound Rescue, where Eli came from. I thought it'd be a nice idea to raise a bit of money to help give the hounds that haven't yet been rescued a nice Christmas dinner. (The red/brown colour way will be helping to raise money for my Christmas dinner!)
Both are available now from my etsy shop
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Here's a couple of photos from the recent Leeds Alternative Comics Fair 3, featuring Hugh Shug Raine who's stall was next to mine. (I am not in pain as the first photo may suggest, just never ready to have my photo taken!)
Followed by some of the slide film I just had cross processed from my America trip, I really miss Portland...
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Well its been a while, I'm back from my travels, fully rested and with a brain full of new ideas ready to be put down on paper. Here's a few photos from my travels in Portland, the Oregon coast, Yosemite and lots of other beautiful places.
I would also like to announce the arrival of Eli, my new retired greyhound friend who has come to live with us. He will be keeping me company while I work at home. I've pretty much waited all my life for a four legged friend, so excited to have him here! More updates soon, hope it hasn't rained too much while I was away, I got pretty used to 30 degrees C each day, my kind of temperature!
Saturday, 30 July 2011
I have two new screen prints currently on show in an exhibition called 'Flat Caps and Whippets' at WYPW. Its a Yorkshire themed show and my contribution is two little Yorkshire terriers. The prints are each a limited edition of 6 and will be available in my etsy shop at the end of August.
Time for me to sign out for a while. I'm off to the USA with my chap Sam for 3 weeks to explore Portland, San Fransisco and everywhere in between! I'll leave you with a little snap of two of my latest second hand finds and part of my herb garden from my studio window, that one's thyme..
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
On Monday I attended the private view for a big group show I'm part of at the Shine Business Centre in Leeds. The centre is a huge bright space with high ceilings and lots of meeting and conference rooms. I've got a selection of recent screen prints on display in one of the little meeting rooms. The work on show covers a wide range of practices, there are some great etchings and aquatint prints to look at alongside some amazing mixed media map pieces by Eva Mileusnic. The exhibition is open to the public, more information can be found on the facebook event page.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Here's a couple of new screen prints 'Hot Beverages' and 'Cowboy Coffee'. Both are available now in my etsy shop. They'll also be a part of a group exhibition in Nottingham in July that will involve work by a number of female illustrators. More about that soon, think its time for some coffee..
Friday, 10 June 2011
I've been busy screen printing this week, lots of greetings cards and a new print shown above in the various colour stages. This little coffee number will be available in my etsy shop soon and it will also be part of an upcoming exhibition in Nottingham, more about that soon.
For now here's a bit of info about where I'll be this weekend:
Tomorrow I will be in Sheffield at the Craft Candy mini fair from 1-5pm. Alongside my stall I'll be holding a small bird drawing workshop throughout the event. There will even be a tree to sit your finished creation in!
On Sunday I will be in Leeds selling my wares at Marvellous Sunday, an event organised by the Marvellous Tea Dance Company.