Monday 4 November 2013


I am hoping to produce some work inspired by the forms and colours I saw when we visited Porto this summer.

Friday 7 June 2013

Derbyshire Landscapes

Sepia mixed with black and some linseed oil.

Monday 27 May 2013

Little Landscapes

Busy in the studio making some small landscapes.

Saturday 23 March 2013

Langdale Pikes Plate

These are the first prints from a new plate inspired by a walk across the Langdale Pikes in Cumbria.

The first print is a straight intaglio treatment of black ink. I am pleased with the dynamic quality of the image.

The second print is stronger in the original than it looks in this reproduction. To produce it the plate was first wiped with a mixture of Ultramarine with Paynes Grey, then Cadmium Yellow was rollered on top along with blots of neat Cadmium Red, applied with scrim.


Saturday 9 February 2013


I have submitted two mono prints in response to an open call from for work put out by Vertiline In Love ‏ @vertilineinlove. Print artists were invited to depict Sheffield in small, black and white original works. There are some beautiful prints in a wide variety of styles opening new windows on a familiar city.

My own work shows the view that unfolds driving down Spout Lane in Stannington. I  love this unfolding vista of home, which I have seen nearly every day for the past twenty years.

Vertiline in Love's          exciting pop up exhibition, Shadowlands is currently on in Birds Yard, Chapel Walk, Sheffield.

Monday 21 January 2013

Snow Day

It looked beautiful and it is hardly a long journey, but the studio was not enticing today! For more in a similar vein visit The Priory Garden.

Saturday 12 January 2013

Happy New Year

We have been playing around with wooden puzzles over Christmas and I think it has inspired a rather Rubic's cube quality in this new small plate. The background ink was French blue, let down with plate oil, then neat cadmium yellow was rolled over the top and , finally, patches of crimson pressed on with scrim.