Aug 2010

A good July

l was delighted to be awarded first prize in the RBSA Biennial Print Exhibition.

This was followed very shortly by spending a week learning from master printmaker John Howard at his Falmouth workshop . He has such a depth of experience and is very welcoming to students at all levels.

Some of my latest work has focussed at smaller sized pieces with a view to submitting to small/mini print opens. Most of these have been made on zinc etched in a copper sulphate solution though l did get the chance to work with nitric acid etching and traditional aquatint which l prefer.

The first image was one of the Menier Chocolate Factory’s gallery which is the venue for the SGFA’s annual exhibition in October

Returning to Birmingham scenes l have produced some views of the city from the platforms of Moor Street Station including a 20x20 cm and a smaller 15x5 cm vertical slice

Lastly, a canalside viewpoint along the Warwick Birmingham Junction behind Fazeley Street near the workshop of Birmingham Printmakers . The image is dominated by the impressive curving wall of what was the Fellows Morton and Clayton canal transportation company.

After a little enforced break due to carpal tunnel surgery, l look forward to resuming further small format prints.