Monday, 24 November 2014

I yearn for the sea...

I yearn for the sea... and I live in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands!   This 'Stormy Seas' linoprint was created after sketching the sea on the beautiful Welsh coast. I then created a design, transfered it onto a piece of lino, 'carved' the lino, rolled ink onto the surface, placed Japanese printing paper on the top and printed it using my press in my studio.

 You can see this origninal, limited edition unframed lino print in the on-line art shop Artfinder

or on sale framed in Bootstrap Artisans in the Mander Centre (Victoria Street entrance), Wolverhampton.

My lino prints at the Dotty Dog Gallery, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury

I have some lino prints on show at the lovely Dotty Dog Gallery, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury.  You have to look carefully to find it - up a little alleyway you will see an A board to guide you into this treasure of a place.  So many original prints to choose from + ceramics and sculpture too. Great range of Christmas presents.

My lino prints at the Dotty Dog Gallery, Wyle Cop,Shrewsbury

Some of my lino prints...

 Look for the sign of the Dotty Dog

I've joined an art co-op

I've joined the Artists' co-op in Wolverhampton - Bootstrap Artisans.   The previously empty shop in the Mander Centre in central Wolverhampton is now full of art and craft items.   Members take turns to staff the shop on the rota and it's open on Sundays as well now.   I was on the rota yesterday and there was a steady stream of people coming into the shop.   It was great to hear all the positive comments and deal with the sales under the guidance of an experienced member - Driftwood Mick, who makes driftwood sculptures.  As we near Christmas it's getting busier and busier.

A couple of my Christmas cards!