2nd September - 25th October
The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
The Claydon Gallery in Buckinghamshire is on the famed Claydon estate - a National Trust gem.
I was delighted when the gallery asked me to take part in their exhibition of printmaking. I've a soft spot for Buckinghamshire having grown up in the Southern toe of "Leafy Bucks" and spent many happy days cycling and walking in the lovely Chiltern Hills.
Between us the gallery and I have selected a group of my screen prints which cover a broad range of images and which include some of the prints of which I am most proud. I've included them below.
If you are interested in any of them please contact Claydon Gallery.
Whitby is a very special place - the harbour where Captain Cook set out to explore the other side of the world, the churchyard where Dracula makes one of his most macabre appearances and a spectacular old town which draws artists like me every day.
So how to find a new angle on a place I've painted and printed so many times before? For me the answer is always to think of how people see a place. To a sailor the lighthouses at the harbour mouth are the welcoming arms to a safe haven out of the rough and tumble of the cold North Sea.
So that was my starting point.
This is a reduction screen print made of 4 layers of ink. This deep blue pigment is a favourite of mine and casts a sense of the sea over the whole picture.
If you'd like a copy you can get one from Masham Gallery - just CLICK HERE to go to their screen print shop page.