Two Sparrows 

Hey there , I have been working recently on a reduction linocut of some sparrows, house sparrows we call them here or little brown jobs. 

Even though they are not the most colourful birds here in Britain, they have a lot of character. And when you look up close they have beautiful colours and pattens in their feathers , all be it in shades of brown and greys. 

So after watching the sparrow army in my lovely new garden I wanted to do something on them and so here is my linoprint and some drawings, would love to hear what you think , cheers ! 

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GPCo-op International Print Exchange

“Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative was founded in 2005. It is the only printmaking facility of its kind in Gloucestershire and has extensive printmaking facilities at the studios at Giffin Mill, Stroud.Here are images from one of its many opportunities, the International Print Exchange, 2016,  with the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York.”

David Thomas “Five Fishes” 2014 Paperlitho silkcreen (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
David Thomas “Five Fishes” 2014 Paperlitho silkcreen (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
Liz Marraffino “My Cave of Dreams series 2″ 2015 etching (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
Liz Marraffino “My Cave of Dreams series 2″ 2015 etching (Manhatttan Graphics Center )

 

Fish and Chips’, Screenprint by Sophy Thomas (GPCoop)

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‘Musco viridi tinea’ by Cath Bloomfield

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‘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!

Alchemy Exhibtion

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James Ferguson ,’Insight 1′, Etching
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Beth Jenkins, woodcut. Fran Christian, letterpress and collograph.
Wendy Rhodes, Etching and aquatint

 

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Here are some pictures from the Alchemy exhibition in Stroud that a piece of mine was in this April.

Members of the printmaking co-op I am part of, hung a lovely show with an eclectic mix of work from some talented printmakers .

any questions please ask!

Babe ABC table

 

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)

and here are some bit blurry photos of our table!

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We had a lot of small books going on

have a good weekend !

Alchemy Show

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If anyone is in the Stroud area around the 8th of March and beyond, you should go see this show, free entry and loads of examples of the different printmaking techniques out there.

There is more to prints than the inkjet  😉

Thanks for looking!

Sunday afternooning

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Screen Printing on Fabric, and mono printing using a small etching press
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Simple Screen printing using paper stencil to make a repeat pattern
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Used wiping, cotton buds, and plant material, and taking a second print so sometimes got a positive and negative, when using things like plant bits.

 

I was invited to attend a little gathering at the Print co operative I recently joined, to meet with some of the other new members. Tea ,chatting and a bit of print making, jolly good Sunday afternoon I think !