New work

Over the past month or so I’ve been working with some new larger book pages, taken from an old book on French History which I discovered in an old book shop during the summer.

Choices for imagery, marks and text have been driven by recent exploration and reading around ideas to do with history and forms of expression. In particular discussion around some of the ideas raised by a book called ‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain

 gentle nature detail corner web

Encounters detail web  upon the mound detail middle web

For More on these works see the Gallery

Images are of ; detail of new works using mono print and stitch on book pages



Sigmar Polke at the Tate

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Sigmar Polke

A much needed day away from the Studio today to see the Sigmar Polke retrospective at the Tate Modern and the Jerwood Drawing Prize at the Jerwood Space.

The Sigmar Polke retrospective features an astonishingly diverse range of his work dating from 1963 to his death in 2010 and is just simply mind-blowing


Hilary Ellis:  Thread drawing

Just down the road, the Jerwood Drawing Prize was a particular treat as the selection includes a surprising breadth of work and media which successfully challenges preconceptions about what ‘a drawing’ is. One of the prize winners is an audio piece.

Print Workshops at the Forge Studios – 2 New Dates

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Pleased to announce 2 new dates for Print Workshops, I will be running at Digswell Arts Studios, for January and February to focus on Collagraph processes and Multilayered Monoprint techniques, with more planned for the Spring, to be announced in the coming weeks.
Jan 17th – Collagraph Processes
Feb  7th  – Multilayered Monoprint
Coming Up
There are also still a few places left for the last two workshops this Autumn
Oct 25th – Lino Print
Nov 15th –  Dry Point Etching and Monoprint – Only 2 places left.
To book a place.
Thank you so much for a lovely day on Saturday. It was great fun learning a new technique and meeting other people in the very friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the studio. I came away full of ideas and am looking forward to the Lino printing and etching workshops.  J Povey 6.10. 14
 Thank you for a wonderful day, for your patience and sharing your knowledge so generously.  A. Butler 5. 7. 14