Is it really March? Oops. Apologies for the lack of blogging for the past three months.
I have an excuse. I spent most of January working on commissions, and then February on new prints. Since Christmas I'm still feeling the effects of having 'been on TV', with quite a lot of interest in my work, which I'm very grateful for!
I've been selected as one of the artists for the 'Herd Of Sheffield' project. What this means is that I (and several other artists) have been tasked with creating art on rather large fibre-glass elephants. The finished artworks will be displayed around Sheffield in a 'trail' later in the year. Each creature has been sponsored (mine by The University Of Sheffield), and they will be auctioned off at the end of the trail period, with all profits going to the Sheffield Children's Hospital charity. I'll keep you posted with work-in-progress pics!
I have three new landscapes to show you, and one new creature.
Two landscapes are of Scarborough. I visited last year for the first time in ages, and was somewhat inspired. The Yorkshire coast. Need I say more? 'Scarborough No.1' is a 2-colour linocut (edition of 100), and 'Scarborough No.2' is a larger linocut/screenprint (edition of 60). I have also made a print of a view in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. I've passed this view many times on my way through the region, and thought it about time to capture it. 'Matlock Bath' is a 2-colour linocut (edition of 100).
Also, 'Young Badger' is the latest creature to make a home in my collection. It is available as an A3 poster-print.
I have now signed up with card publishers Green Pebble to produce all of my greeting cards. They supply cards to shops and galleries all over the world, and you can also buy direct from their website. All of the designs for sale are ones that I've never previously had available (inc Peloton, Pheasants, Stag and more).
I'm taking part in the following events over the next month or so:
Manchester Print Fair
Sat 19th & Sun 20th March 2016, People History Museum, Salford
Leeds Print Festival - Print Fair
Sat 3rd April 2016, Munro House, Leeds LS9 8AG
Open Up Sheffield
Sat 30th April, Sun 1st May, Sat 7th May, Sun 8th May (location via the link)
Yes, the Sheffield open studios event returns, and this year I'm taking part in my (newish) own studio in my back garden! New works, some linocutting/printing and cake too..