Hand burnished print from woodcut

A local view sparked the idea, followed by a sketch and photo for reference back in the studio. Working out what to carve away or what to leave consumed my initial thought processing although I have to admit to enjoying a certain amount of unpredictability in the outcome. After hand burnishing the back of the…

Upcoming Exhibition

Timely opportunity to exhibit alongside other talented local artists and crafts makers. Venue: Great Glemham, Suffolk, UK. Weekend: 25th February, 2017. Work progressing from local woodland sketches.

Sketchbook

Recently, I wanted to try out a more vibrant style of acrylic painting. This is where the sketchbook comes in very useful. Whatever stage you are at, the sketchbook is a terrific starting point. It’s not just about drawing, it’s a resource for you; your ideas, your likes/dislikes, colour swatches, shapes, magazine images, photos and when you’ve…

Express Yourself

A blank canvas or sketch pad can be daunting but does it need to be? It is one more hurdle that we, ourselves have imposed. In the grand scheme of things does it really have to be such a big deal? Of course not. So, open your sketch book, get your blank canvas and just look….