Work in progress

Hi. Thought you might like to see a couple of images (relating back to post of 28/8) of my current woodcut. One shows the actual plate which l've been gouging away on and the other is the resultant print. This block will be the one l ink up last in the sequence to provide the final and darkest colour on top of the layers of colour. l may have to work further on this design depending upon the colour block (reduction) outcome. However l like this design in it's own right and will print off a small edition from this. l'm in the process of printing off the first layer of colour from a second block, the result of which l'll post in the next few days.
l was fortunate to have my Bristol Street etching selected for the current RBSA Friends exhibition, well worth a detour over to the Jewellery Quarter - and whilst at the private view on Thursday l was introduced to a fellow printmaker and a prizewinner at this show, Susan Steele, who is based up at the Ridware Arts Centre up in Staffordshire and which l hope to visit myself in the near future.
Apologies for the curving effect from my self-taken digital images - l hope to find out one day how to avoid this.

Planespotting - plate

Planespotting - print

Anne's work

Anne kindly gave me permission to highlight some of her work which is displayed in her exhibitions over the summer

Dish Mops


Strange Structure


St Swithin

Getting Anne's Exhibition ready

Thought l'd post a few images from yesterday when a group of Birmingham Printmakers spent the day - including Anne Crews herself - hanging a range of Anne's work that represents her artistic output over the years. This will be the first time many people will have been able to view her work in this way - l'm thinking every artist warrants a retrospective at least once in their life - and it is a stunning statement of her talent.
We hope to have members present in the workshop during the duration of Anne's exhibition (June 23 to July 6) so that visitors can see printers working(!) as well as admiring work.

Anne Crews Retrospective Exhibition

I'm pleased to be highlighting retrospective exhibitions of the work of Anne Crews who is a founder member of Birmingham Printmakers and a great individual. Members of BPM (Birmingham Printmakers) are hanging some of Anne's work in our workshop this week and from next weekend it will be open to the public - an opportunity for anyone who might like to see the inside of a print workshop!

RBSA Prize Exhibition

Accepting prize from Chancellor

I had a print accepted for the RBSA Prize Exhibition recently, and was delighted to win the Leo Honigsberger Prize for the entry. The photo shows me accepting my prize at the Private View from the Chancellor of Aston University, Sir Michael Bett.

The image below is the one which won the prize - From The Air #7, an intaglio and aquatint print.

From The Air #7