Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday Randomness - artisan printmaker

Just rediscovered the designs of textile designer Celia Birtwell one time muse of David Hockney. Drawing inspiration from the work of Picasso, Matisse and classical designs she developed her distinctive bold and romantic designs epitomising the  1960's and 70's

This is a joy!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Northern Print - Marta Lech artist in residence

Northern Print have just had the pleasure of hosting Marta Lech for three weeks as artist in residence. Sadly from my perspective she decided to use her time experimenting with screen printing - a new technique for her rather than working on her wonderful lino cut prints.
I really loved her work at last years International Print Biennale and initially thought she used etching to create her prints.

I would be so happy to live with this

Close up detail of her work, I imagined the cutting would be the most challenging part but she said the inking up proved to be a very difficult process. 

Friday, 3 August 2012


The last few posts have focused on other peoples work so I thought it about time I shared what I've been doing.  I'm still struggling to consolidate my style and approach to my work. Its good to be drawing but I feel I'm lacking focus at the moment. Much of what I do I find lacking in some way and I never seem satisfied  but I am generating quite a lot of images and experimental mark/pattern making which is good.

Lots of interesting ideas here I think it would be good to make some of them up into screens and do some experimental print work with them.