This Saturday, the 23rd of February, at Hay on Wye, in Herefordshire I will be taking my work to this brand new print and illustration fair.
Great for a day out, Hay is full of amazing second hand book stores and cafes. At the globe in hay , you will find lots of illustration and print fun, with lots of chances to pick up some art straight from the artists.
This was my unique Lino and monoprint, called Pilgrimage, for an exhibition of the same name shown at Gloucester Cathedral , a beautiful place for an exhibition .
This print I took the theme pilgrimage and the first thing that came to mind was salmon going back up river to spawn. So I lino cut my slamon , printed several of him, some on tissue paper, then monoprinted the background , and then using rabbit skin glue as it is neutral and I know it doesn`t show too much, I pasted layers together with several of my salmon just staggered to give a sense of depth . then popped him in a box frame and mounted him so the warped and cockled paper hung suspened .
David Thomas “Five Fishes” 2014 Paperlitho silkcreen (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
Liz Marraffino “My Cave of Dreams series 2″ 2015 etching (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
Fish and Chips’, Screenprint by Sophy Thomas (GPCoop)
‘Musco viridi tinea’ by Cath Bloomfield
‘Geranium Pratense’ drypoint by Alison Sloggett
Here are some of the prints from both sides of the ocean that took part in an exchange this year , the prints were shown in cirencester in march , and the prints from the gloucestershire will be shown in manhattan in June, sadly though cant quite afford to pop over the atlantic to atttend the private view!
A great range of prints , you can see more at the tumblr site i have set up here!
We as a group had a good weekend at Babe, back at the start of April now! We had a lot of people looking , had a few sales, showed a lot of books, and was great to look around at all the other stalls ( which I didn’t take pictures of as was quite busy)
Apologies for the quality of the photos, but was against the clock a bit to finish these all for them to go off to be displayed / sold ( hopefully) at BABE book Fair, taking place in Bristol , this Saturday and Sunday.
If you love hand made books and quirky unique publications then this is the place to go for a bit of retail therapy!
The photos above are a bit random, I will gather some better ones, in more detail, asap and pop them on here under the making section.
Had a great opportunity recently to take part with some other lovely exhibitors from the Bristol area in a fair at Westonbirt Arboretum , in the lovely Oak Hall there, we ( me and Elaine Knight on our table) had our stall selling prints and framed work and when the sunshine came out so did the people to buy things!
I hope to soon put some of the Prints and Photos I was selling here, on my etsy shop!
i have said it out loud, so I shall have to do it now!