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Towards Godrevy

Towards Godrevy

During the St Ives exhibition I had an explore. The streets of St Ives and outwards. I walked the coastal path to Carbis Bay and found some gorgeous views along the way, this being my favourite to cut. I've still not made up my mind whether or not I like this tall spiky plant, the echium. But I have to say I loved this big group of them and against that beautiful blue sea it had a really tropical feel.   Here's how I made my print Image flipped and drawn onto the lino. I drew the clouds on in...

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What's happening in May

What's happening in May

May is turning out to be very busy. Apart from trying to find the perfect bluebell photograph... I'm getting ready to show my work alongside Ian Cox at West Coast Studios in St Ives.  It's a friendly little place, where as well as looking at the exhibition you can get a coffee and enjoy the fantastic view of the harbour. It's run by Ben Hamilton-Tredinnick a local photographer and is close to the bus and railway stations. With this in mind I've created a little print of that famous view which I hope will be popular at the gallery but...

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Polzeath Beach

Polzeath Beach

January 7th Polzeath Beach after 4pm, short winter days and the sun already setting. My first time here and it's a beautiful place. I took lots of photos for inspiration. Look at those purple and blue striped rocks! I always put my photos on my instagram Photo page, which is separate from my instagram Art page if you'd like to see more of my inspiration. I went with this one in landscape format for a change. My first time at a linocut sunset and WOW was it complicated! 18 colours altogether and this is how I did it. flipped and drawn...

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Gurnard's Head 'and then we saw dolphins'

Gurnard's Head 'and then we saw dolphins'

Gurnard's Head. You can see it from miles away while walking different bits of coastal path. But I'd never actually been and walked onto it. It was a gorgeous sunny late January afternoon and I fancied exploring a new place. I had good friend and fellow print maker Ian Cox with me and we were out to be inspired.   Looking from Gurnard's Head towards Pendeen lighthouse heading towards the golden hour.  and then we walked ( well scrambled more like) around the other side and ... before our eyes the bay filled with dolphins. How lucky were we! we...

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Reflected Trees

Reflected Trees

It was a wet winter day in Shropshire. All my dog walks were water logged and muddy. My current favourite place to go was Benthall Hall NT just outside Broseley. With water everywhere the reflections were beautiful. I took this photograph and have been waiting for the right time to tackle it. I think after my last print Summer Day and the complex water patterns in that, it seemed like the perfect next challenge. So here's how I did it. First flip the photo, didn't really matter for this but good to get into the habit. Pencil drawn onto the...

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