Print Exhibition at Snape Maltings

Sudbourne Park Printmakers are now getting ready for our next important show at the spacious Snape Concert Hall Gallery in the concert hall building at Snape Maltings, IP17 1SP. It opens on Saturday 31st July and runs right through August. We hope to steward the show daily from 11am until the evening concerts start where possible.

Back to Printing

Since the first week back to the workshop after many months, thoughts and practice are now moving forward. My second session has involved some altering and cutting of woodblocks, a look at colour alternatives and beginning of an exciting, ambitious new woodcut…that I will save for next time.

October Exhibition 2020

First exhibition of the year for me with Sudbourne Park Printmakers (subject to covid restrictions): 23rd – 28th October at Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk UK Woodcuts, Relief Prints, Etchings and large selection of cards available. Further details to follow.

Nature the healer

What with lockdown and an ME/cfs flare up, I was beginning to think I’d misplaced my painting mojo. Fortunately, with patience, encouragement, grit and of course all essential action I’m coming back. Nature uplifts and surprises, providing a visual feast for the eyes in this gorgeous part of the UK at present. I’m certainly embracing…

Out from under darkness

Today I’m reminded what it takes to keep uplifted, out from under the darkness of chronic health conditions, those that threaten to hold us hostage from the outside world…thinking of those that I cherish, those that push through the pain & those that physically or mentally can’t. Recent watercolour sketches express my quiet moments witnessing…

Simplifying

Following on from the last post, this is an example of moving on and then possibly moving too far on. I’m reminded to bring myself back to the awareness of that one fleeting moment… Firstly, in image one, the sky feels expansive, endless possibilities…Secondly, image two (and my favourite) demonstrates the delicacy and brightness of…

Realisation: Autumn Woodland

The local woodlands are still abundant with rich, striking colours. I love to immerse myself, witnessing nature as the sun rises and sets…sometimes I even sketch. It’s never a case of just what I see, it’s an impression, a feeling. Those feelings however can be so expansive and positively overwhelming that I find my work,…

Sugarlift and Aquatint

Last week at the beginning of a new term with Sudbourne Park Printmakers I began working with copper and experimenting with ‘sugarlift’ to create the image of trees which were sketched from visits to Sutton Hoo (photo 1) in Suffolk.   The process involves painting or drawing using the sugar solution, onto a prepared metal…