Jul 2007

Work in progress

As well as recent work on woodcut designs inspired by old flying boats, l'm continuing to look at local buildings such as some along Bristol Street. Although they are looking timeworn the original details and features are evident and contrast with the rather plain, unadorned facades of more modern and 'cost efficient' buildings.
l have made sketch studies and taken photographs to provide me with the basis for etchings and woodcuts. l've already attempted one etching which wasn't successful but will retry.
These are sketches that l made:


Birmingham Artists are working hard to rally support for the continuance of support/subsidised artists' spaces (of which Birmingham Printmakers is but one occupier) in Birmingham and to this end l would strongly urge you to sign the Downing Street petition here.

Our current stay of execution is until the end of September which is nowhere near enough time to find an affordable(!) new home for BPM's.