Sunday, 23 October 2016

Rabbitmen at the Liberty store in London

I have some artwork in an exhibition at the Liberty store in London all this month. My sister took this photo for me when she was shopping there a few days ago...


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Fringe Festival Event

Just a few photos of  the amazing event at St. Lawrence's Church, Stroud, organised by the Good on Paper Magazine team. Such a wonderful space...






Saturday, 6 August 2016

Close to home...



I have work at two local venues this month...

StoryKeepers and Rabbitmen are going to be on show during an exciting evening event curated by the Good on Paper magazine as part of the Stroud Fringe Festival
On my Facebook page I have posted info about the other local artists who will be there (their work looks amazing).

And

Dotty O'Bracket and friends are in the Letter as Art printmaking exhibition at the Museum in the Park, Stroud. The PV is on Sunday 7th August at 5pm. During the day I am helping to run a 'drop in' family workshop which should be fun. The university have lent us some fabulous large wooden letterpress type to print/play with...



Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Ladies of Twose


This is the 2nd book I made for the Open Studio event for Stroud Artist's Book Club. It is a small concertina book with a little limerick at the beginning and was also created from a series of my collagraph prints.




Friday, 20 May 2016

SWIM with Dotty O'Bracket

For the last two weekends the Stroud Artists' Books group has been taking part in the Open Studios event at the SVA. There were a great many visitors and it was lovely to speak to some of them while I was stewarding. Some people were quite knowledgeable about Artists' Books had some had never heard of them. I think we recruited a few new members too.
I created two new little books in time for the event and sold quite a few. The images in both were taken from collagraphs which I made a while ago, when working on the prints for the 20:20 Exchange.














SWIM with Dotty O'Bracket is an accordian book with
a little poem and printed and hand-coloured elements. 12.5cms x 11cms when closed (66cms opened out).




I'll photograph the other book today and show you that in the next post.




 

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Once Upon a Time...

I have a book in an exhibition at UWE library at the moment along with lots of others by members of the Artists Book Club. I am running the club this year at UWE along with another Kate (Bernstein).

Once Upon a Time... is a double sided concertina book made up of collagraphs. Each tower has the king on one side and the princess on the other with the suitors riding between the two. It's about 12ins x 6ins when closed. You may recognize the characters. They are cut out from some of the (many) proofs/experiments I had  left from making the Journey Home print.




Thursday, 31 March 2016

It's a Cracker!

I have just finished my contribution to a collaborative artist's book project.
A group of us have been working on a small edition of 'cracker books' inspired by a collection of cracker toys inherited by a fellow member of the UWE Artist's Book Club. We each had to select some toys and use them as a starting point for an edition of 10 cracker-shaped books (a notched gatefold format).
So when everyone has finished there will be 10 boxed sets of the different crackers.



I chose a turtle and a little figure of a child as inspiration for my books. I made up a story, comic book style, about a boy finding a giant tortoise in the snow one Christmas. I haven't seen all the others yet but I know some people have made screen printed images of their toys. One of the boxed sets will be in the Artist's Book Club exhibition in the Bower Ashton Library at UWE starting on 19th April.



Wednesday, 2 March 2016

'Pilgrimage' exhibition, Gloucester Cathedral


It was the private view of the Pilgrimage exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral last night. There was a wonderfully varied response to the theme evident in the prints on show. And what a fabulous space for an exhibition! Unfortunately it was a bit dark for taking photos.

The start of the exhibition also marked the official opening of the IMPRESS PRINTMAKING FESTIVAL.A month long celebration of printmaking in the area.




I entered a new collagraph in to the exhibition
Checkmate   
(image size 41x30cms)

Monday, 29 February 2016

StoryKeepers for the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea




There is a StoryKeeper on the adverts for the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. I have been busy making some more for The Drugstore Gallery to take along next week.
My daughter took these photos recently as the paint was drying. (I think these might be the last ones I make of the design on the right).




Thursday, 25 February 2016

Surprise!

I'm still here, just about!



This is the print I did for the 20:20 print exchange at the end of last year.
It's a collagraph with letterpress type.
I called her Flora O'Bracket