A Flock of Seasonal Cards Flutter In

Waiting for my handprinted Christmas cards to dry so I can get them in the post. I usually come up with a new design that I handprint or sometimes use an image that I’ve made that year and had printed professionally. This year it’s simple images of trees and a holly wreath.

Will anyone spot what’s odd about a couple of them……

Christmas Cards on the drying rack
Christmas Cards on the drying rack


Embracing Dusk

Capturing the point when the winter sun starts to fade before heading home from a bright and brisk walk.

Embracing Dusk
Embracing Dusk

Method: Reduction Linocut
image size:
edition: 5
unframed: £130

Framed: contact

Dandelion in Flight, Dandelion in Full Flight

This print is made up of three layers.   This is achieved by cutting more away from the original piece of lino between each printing.  The process referred to as reduction lino means that the print edition can never be repeated.

Dandelion in Flight and Dandelion in Full Flight
Dandelion in Flight and Dandelion in Full Flight

Method: Reduction Linocut
image size: WXH  15 x 10 cm
Edition: 5
unframed: £55


We Continue to Grow

We continue to grow

This print was made during the first few months of Lockdown.  I was feeling positive as working from home and not commuting to work gave me more time for printing.  I was more able to support local independent shops, have video calls with friends and family – which added to the feel good factor.  I guess I tend towards seeing the positive in a situation.   I saw the plants growing in my garden at the same time images of Coronavirus were everywhere. Along came the print showing them continuing to grow.

It exudes a certain joy for me but with the knowledge that Covid lurks in the background.

Method: multi block linocut
image size:  11 x 11 cm
Edition: 9
£ unframed £45

We Create Market October 2020

I had a pitch at the market next to the lovely ceramicists, Lynn Nichols and Wendy Brennan, and opposite Kelly Jane Hickman.  I took new framed prints and a browser full of current and older work, as well as greetings cards. What a positive, well organised event to be part of!

Looking forward to the next one….find out more at https://wecreatemarket.co.uk.

Early Morning at the Blocks

During Lockdown walks along the seafront I saw the blocks in various states. It was fascinating to see them revealed at low tide or hidden underwater apart from the tell tale marker poles showing where boats cannot pass.  One day I saw the damaged boat that had crossed the line.  The blocks attract local swimmers , acting as a distance marker and general meeting point.

Early Morning at the Blocks
Early Morning at the Blocks

This print captures the early morning stillness and a sole swimmer out in the water.

Method: reduction linocut
Image size: height 31cm, width 13.5cm
Edition: 8
unframed £70

University of Portsmouth buildings

Whilst working in Mercantile House on a 6 month contract it was hard not to gaze at the city from my viewpoint on the upper floors.  I initially produced a print inspired by the views and then moved onto other buildings on the campus including Mercentile House itself.

method: Linocut
image size: vary
edition: 12 (each print)
unframed: £55

Into the Valley

A road trip around Scotland left me gasping at every turn  – stunning vistas and so much space and sky.  This reduction print was cut and printed in three stages.  What remains of the original lino is also shown – this means it can never be reprinted.

Method: Reduction linocut
image size: height 30.5 cm, width 20cm
edition: 3
unframed £145
Framed: contact

Created in Portsmouth, 11 October 2019

We’re all set up and ready to go!

This is my 4th year participating in Created In Portsmouth – I’m exhibiting at venue 22 with CopperHare, Louise Griffiths-Kimber and Sue Meredith.  Come and join us at our preview between 5 and 8, there’ll be wine and nibbles if you need any further temptation.

Omega Printmakers 10th exhibition, 6 – 18 July 2019

Omega Printmakers have an exhibition every two years to showcase the work of the members.  The exhibition is looking fabulous with over 20 printmakers exhibiting in the beautiful St Thomas’ Cathedral in Old Portsmouth.  It’s a wonderful venue to see the limited edition prints and cards on show.