Thursday, 2 June 2016

My blog has moved!

This blog has now moved to a new permanent home on my website,
you can find it here...

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The careful process of mentally sorting out the tangle of branches and twigs becomes almost meditative, as ink is laid on the paper, building up the subject piece by piece. Patience is the key, not to be too quick to get to the end.

'Enlighten', 29x29cm, pen & ink on handmade paper

The finished result. I would soon like to try a bigger piece in a similar vein, with a multiple tree composition.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

16x16cm // pen & ink on Two Rivers handmade paper

'Branches dance bare
blissful breeze
coming warmth soon to be'

(haiku, unknown)

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Friday, 15 January 2016

'Shireoaks trees'
16x16cm // pen & ink on Two Rivers handmade paper

'Wintry rains
Are blood in the veins;
Under snows and blinding sleets
Locked roots live, a heart still beats?'

('Tree in December' by Melville Cane)

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Recent printmaking...

Alongside the seasonal festivities with family and friends, I have managed to spend sometime in the studio and do some printmaking...

10x10cm drypoint on copper

'The two 'P's''
10x10cm drypoint on copper

'Winter tree sparrows'
10x10cm drypoint on copper

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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Haddon Hall...

'Through the trees at Haddon Hall'
41x18cm, ink & graphite on paper

'At the foot of thy hill, winding gracefully by, 
Let us look at thy waters, meandering Wye!'

(Benjamin Fenton, 1841)

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015


22nd December 2016. The Solstice. Yule. A day of rebirth. A day to take stock and cast aside what is no longer needed, for today's new dawn awakens a brighter future, a new start. Untrodden paths are there for us to follow, and there is always just enough light for the step we are on.