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.