Bringing the catch home is inspired by the local fishing fleet here in Hastings, in East Sussex, which is the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe.
The small fishing community here goes back many generations. The town harbour was lost in the Medieval period (due to a storm and silting up) and the boats are launched from the beach itself using tractors. Upon return, they are winched up beyond the high tide mark. Flat-roofed winch huts can be seen at the top of the beach under the East Hill.
Bringing the catch home is a hand-pulled linocut in water-based inks in an edition of 50. The image size is just under A4 size (28cm by 18m). It is printed on acid-free paper and signed by me. The paper is slightly larger than the image to enable you to frame the image with a standard-sized mount.
Each print in the edition is inked up and pressed individually, resulting in some slight differences between each print – making each one a unique work of art.
I send smaller prints wrapped in cellophane in a reinforced envelope or parcel. Larger prints or international deliveries may be sent rolled in a tube with protective tissue.