Monday, 9 March 2015

It is all quiet, and then everything goes a bit donkey-shaped..

Hello there

Yes, January and February were both quite light on the announcements front, but March has started with a great load of events, plus THREE new prints! Phew....


Firstly I'd like to introduce the 'Blackbird'. I've been meaning to do another bird linocut for a while, and top of my list was this creature. Some might say he is well suited to a linocut and I think I'd agree! He is a two-colour hand-pressed linocut in very dark grey and yellow, A4 size on 220gsm acid-free paper.

He is now in my Folksy shop, priced at £22, and will also be available at events

Next up are two screen-prints I've been working on for a while. I tried with these two to put donkeys in landscapes, rather than dominating the scenes, and also tried a more loose approach to composition. These are also the first two prints I have created in about five years that are landscape in orientation, so it felt quite new to be working this way round. Anyway, I hope you like them. I had a lot of fun designing and printing them (at Sheffield Print Club)! Oh, they are entitled 'Happenings In Donkey World No.1 & No.2'.

They are both 3-colour screenprints, A3 size, hand-pulled by myself and printed on 270gsm acid-free paper. They are both available in my Folksy shop, priced at £40 each, and at forthcoming events too:

Happenings In Donkey World No.1
Happenings In Donkey World No.2 


March is a busy month for events. I'm taking part in the following:

Millennium Galleries Craft Market, Sheffield - Sat 14th March, 10am-4pm

The Hepworth Wakefield
 Print Fair - Sat 21st March, 10am-5pm

Nether Edge Farmers Market, Glen Rd, Sheffield - Sun 22nd March, 12pm-4pm

Sheffield Makers Fair, St Marys, Bramall Ln, Sheffield, Sat 28th March, 10am-4pm