The first lockdown coincided with the Spring Equinox 2020 and since then I have kept a sketchbook diary of wildlife, garden features and wild plants, birds and animals that have caught my attention on walks or in the garden.
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This view of West Nab is a few yards from my home at the start of a local lockdown walk on the edge of the Pennines. In the first 10 weeks of lockdown I did this walk 42 times and made lots of other sketches along the way, of animals plants and birds, and also from my garden.
Linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ I finished this linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ in February this year from sketches made in normal times. It was intended for the LFA exhibition to be held at the Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery later this year, inspired by works from the Leeds University Art collection. I chose a […]
Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa The second picture shows the sketch I made on location on the Isle of Arran, together with the lino block after completing the process and the colours used. The print was made by progressively cutting and etching the block and applying ink in 8 stages.
The artwork is one for Dean Clough (eventually) which is “Sassangher, Dolomites” a linoprint, 45 x 34 cm. I feel like working on images of Mountains at present. The Sassangher one is from a visit to the Dolomites 2 years ago. The one in the studio picture is going to be of Cir Mhor on […]