Well,this is my first linocut design - ready for making Christmas cards for Mum and I. It was maybe a little bit ambitious to start with outlines rather than a block shape, but I am really pleased with the final prints. So if you get one this year, it will be a limited print run (I will even number them!) so when I am famous in years to come you can sell it on eBay :-)
Some may have a red breast too - I tried colouring one using my Promarkers, and it looks good. Far better than I would manage with 2 print blocks anyway!
I think the next addition to the range will be either a star or snowman - but at the moment the snowman is too tall for the cards I have, so a redraw is required - wa
First ever blog - another first for the year to add to my list.
Having given up a well-paid professional career to go back to college as an art student, I thought this might be a good way to let the world know how it is going. So far, I would say the answer is "really rather well", but we will see when the money starts to run out - I never enjoyed that part of being a student.
I know that some of my friends are skeptical about this decision - especially to do art - but that there are also quite a lot of them who would love to be where I am right now. So this site is also designed to provide an opportunity for them to see (and comment on) what I have been doing.
My work reflects my love of the local landscape and my concerns about the changes which are affecting it. I use my art to raise awareness of both the beauty of the area and the environmental issues affecting it.