Two Forests and a Fishing Village

Two Forests and a Fishing Village

The latest illustrated posters in my collection are of Epping Forest in Essex, Richmond Park in west London, and Clovelly in Devon. Clovelly, north Devon I remember going to Clovelly during a childhood holiday to Devon and Cornwall. It is a perfect – almost...
Western Pavilion linocut: update

Western Pavilion linocut: update

A while ago I decided to create a linocut of an eccentric and rather “unloved” looking building in Brighton – the Western Pavilion. This building was created as a domestic dwelling in the style of the famous Royal Pavilion, but has been bashed about...
New linocut: Western Pavilion

New linocut: Western Pavilion

Walking in Brighton a year or so ago, I saw an intriguing building that was like a mini Royal Pavilion. I returned recently to take a closer look, with a view to creating a linocut of it. The Royal Pavilion’s “baby brother” It’s called the...

The Eden Project – linocut in progress – Part Two

`As described previously,` I was inspired by a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall last summer to create a linocut or two about this amazing spot. I decided to use two blocks – a key block in black (or other dark colour) that defines the entire image –...

The Eden Project – linocut in progress – Part One

I went to the Eden Project in Cornwall for the first time last summer and, not surprisingly, it has inspired some linocut ideas – as have some of the other gardens I visited in Cornwall. The first Eden Project linocut is now in progress. The first glimpse of the...

West End theatre map – part three

In previous blog posts I described how I went about creating my newest print – a map of London’s West End theatres. See Part One and Part Two. My first trial of the West End Theatre map layout with dummy theatre images in place showed me that a bit of...

Working on a map of West End Theatres – part two

Previously, I wrote about the planning stages for my latest poster – an illustrated ornamental map of the major West End theatres. Getting the map and layout finalised Having decided where my street map would begin and end in each direction, it seemed sensible...

Working on a map of the West End theatres – part one

The idea – a map of the West End theatres I finally decided to knuckle down and do an illustrated map of London’s major theatres. I love maps, and I love theatres – so this has been an obvious project for a while. I’ve put it off, though,...

New linocut – Winchelsea Beach

Time to get started on my Winchelsea Beach linocut. Here is the process…. In my previous blog Winchelsea Beach – surprising South Coast hideaway I described my excitement at finally discovering the delights of Winchelsea Beach – a coastal village just down...

Winchelsea Beach – surprising South Coast hideaway

Winchelsea Beach is a small village on England’s south coast in East Sussex – about seven miles east of Hastings. Wild plants at Winchelsea Beach It is a sort of ground floor offshoot of the beautiful hilltop village of Winchelsea, which I have often...
Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic: part three

Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic: part three

As discussed previously – Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic: part two – I have planned a new A4 size colour linocut featuring wild garlic and a wood mouse. This will be the first of a prospective series of linocuts celebrating the gorgeous spring wild flowers I...

Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic: part two

So I have a sketch to work from for my prospective new linocut Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic, which will be the first in a series of linocuts celebrating spring wild flowers. You can read the first part of this blog here. Choosing the linocut technique So how to do the...

Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic – starting a new linocut

The idea Down here in East Sussex, I do very much appreciate the beauties of spring. In particular the amazing wild flowers that appear between March and late May. My plan is to create a short series of linocuts celebrating these wild flowers – possibly with...
Inspirational spring flowers

Inspirational spring flowers

I very much enjoy watching the sequence of wild flowers unfolding in spring. Now that I’m out of London I see them on a daily basis, instead of making a special expedition. The snowdrops are first, of course. Snowdrops at Southease Church Even now I see them...