December - artist books

Two more artist books made this month. First one is a handmade accordian book using pieces of monoprints, painting, etc. With mid grey bookcloth covered front and back covers. The second book has 14 monprinted and stamped pages.

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Artist book

Made using old artwork and collage. This book has four pockets inside in which I will place some little photographs or notes maybe. It folds down into a square when closed.

Outside of the book fully open

Outside of the book fully open

Inside open book showing pockets

Inside open book showing pockets

Closed book

Closed book

Print City and Mini Print exhibitions

Very pleased to have two prints selected for the 'Mini print prize' and 'Print City'. Both exhibitions are at Morley Gallery from 31st October - 11th November 2017. Works from the Mini print exhibition will also be in two identical box sets the V&A are adding to their Words and Images department and their Archive department. It's the first time my work has gone into a public collection.

Print City exhibition - Morley Gallery

Print City exhibition - Morley Gallery

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition and London Print Studio

I have two very different works on show this summer; one a drawing/collage in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition and a print in the London Print Studio Members Summer Show from 14th July. The work in the RA is a very personal piece titled 'Mother' (below). It was a lovely surprise to find out it had sold before the RA exhibition opened to the public. On the RA website they have a page on artist studios which has a photo of my messy desk at the top of the page with a quote from me further down the page! Link to RA studio page

Updated 15th July: Good to see my print is being used on the posters for London Print Studio's Summer Show. I've asked if I can have one when the show is over.

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Photoshop digital collage

First time in a while that I've made some collage pieces using only digital files and Photoshop. Usually I begin with some hand-made elements but this is all digital. The images of the woman and text I scanned and digitally cut are from the pages of a woman's magazine from the late 1940s. Textures and colour shapes created in Photoshop.