New cards

I have a new selection of greetings cards available on the LoveFromTheArtist.com website.

The theme is Sea & Coast, and the images are based on my linocut prints of Kilve beach.

Kilve is part of the Jurassic coast. It’s a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is worth visiting for the views out over the Bristol Channel, the amazing ammonites, the geology and the rock pools.

 

Summer Art Car Boot Sale

Tomorrow, Sunday 16th July, I’ll be selling my linocut prints at the Frome Art Car Boot sale, in the Old Cattle Market car park in Frome, from 10am till 4pm. It’s an annual art sale organised by and raising funds for the Black Swan Gallery.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet over 50 artists, and to buy art direct from the makers.

It is also one of the few occasions this year when you’ll be able to buy my prints without paying a gallery commission. That’s up to a 45% discount. If you are looking for “affordable art”, then this is the place to be.

Black Swan Art Car Boot Sale

I’ll be at the Black Swan’s Summer Art Car Boot sale, at the Old Cattle Market Car Park in Frome, on Sunday 16th July. This is a wonderful event, one of my favourites every year. It is a great opportunity to meet over 50 artists and makers, and you can buy art direct from the artists without paying a commission. If you are looking for affordable art, this is the place to buy it.

Creative Crewkerne – Art in the Garden

I’m running a beginner’s linocut workshop at Creative Crewkerne‘s Art in the Garden event. It’s on 2nd July and should be lots of fun. There are a maximum of four spaces, and all tools and equipment are provided for use on the day.

Workshop Tickets available at Carousel Market Street.
2nd July, 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Tickets: £45.00 adults only

Linocut Workshop in Wells Somerset

I’m running a multicolour linocut print workshop, on Saturday 13th May 2017, at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s gallery in Wells. This is a follow on from the Linocut for Beginners workshop that I run. The focus is on learning more advanced registration techniques and processes for making multi-colour prints with accurate registration at home, without the need for a press. It will not focus on mark making or cutting. The aim is for each participant to cut two blocks and use these to make a two colour print. The technique used will allow you to make prints with more than two colours, as many as you want.

All tools and equipment required are provided for use on the day and you will be able create your own unique 2 colour print. There is a maximum of 4 participants to ensure individual attention.

The workshop will start promptly at 10am and finish around 4pm. The cost is £55.00 and can be booked via the Guild gallery in Wells.:-
23a Broad Street, Wells BA5 2DJ (behind Pickwick’s Cafe)
tel. 01749 671112

 

Somerset prints by a Somerset artist on Somerset paper

My latest print is a monochrome linocut print of a Bishop’s Palace window in Wells, Somerset, printed on St Cuthberts Mill’s Somerset paper.

The Bishop’s Palace is a medieval palace that has been home to the bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years.

St. Cuthbert’s have been making paper at their mill just outside Wells since the 1700’s.

I turned up fairly recently and am now making prints of historic local subjects on beautiful local paper.

As ever, this image is available in the form of a greetings card and the original will soon be available in galleries.

Wells Cathedral Retrochoir

I recently finished this linocut print of the view through the Retrochoir to the Lady Chapel in Wells Cathedral. It is a 20 x 30cm, five colour, reduction print. I haven’t decided yet how many of the 14 prints will make it into the edition.

Linocut print of Wells Cathedral Retrochoir

In case you are wondering what a retrochoir is, it is just a name for the space between the high altar and the chapel behind it. Wells Cathedral has a particularly beautiful one.

This print will soon be available for sale, on my website and in galleries. At the moment it is still drying. However, it is already available in the form of a greetings card, at the price of £2.50 from the Love From The Artist website.

Cards, with love from the artist

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Many of my prints are now available in the form of greetings cards from a wonderful organisation called “Love from the Artist.” They are a social enterprise, not run for profit, set up to help artists. You can read more about the way they work and their goals, here.

Buying cards from them is a brilliant way to support artists and the arts. Sales of cards might not seem very significant, but they do tend to add up, and can help artists cover the cost of materials. They can make the difference between an artist making a profit and carrying on, or not.

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You can see my page and what I hope will be a growing collection of cards on their site. I’ve ordered some of the cards myself and I am really impressed with the quality.

If you happen to run a gallery or shop, particularly in Wells, or elsewhere in Somerset, then you can buy my cards at very competitive retail prices direct from the site.

Two workshops

By popular demand I’ll be running two more workshops at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s Gallery in Wells, Somerset.

On Saturday 1st of April it will be a beginners workshop, for people who want to try out a new craft. This is a chance to learn the basics of linocut, mark-making, transferring designs, inking and printing.

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Then, on Saturday 13th May I’ll run a Multicolour Linocut workshop as a follow-on to the introductory workshops.

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This second one will be an opportunity to learn how to make multiple-block prints with as many colours as you like. On the day I’m determined that we’ll manage two colours. The focus is not on mark-making, but on registration and the different techniques you can use to create multiple colour prints with perfect registration.