Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Happy Burns Night Linocut


Happy Burns Night! Hope you're having fun reciting the 'Tam O'Shanter' & piping in the Haggis! To celebrate I created a linocut print in honour of Robert Burns detailing some of his famous works. I love my little tartan book of his poems & songs which is just right to dip into when I want to conjure the wild, free Highlands of Scotland & a Scottish accent! The A4 print is available to buy in my shop.

The print details aspects of his well known works including; roses for 'My Love is like a Red Red Rose', A haggis, mouse & a louse for his Addresses' to each of them, the Scottish Highlands for his 'My Heart's in the Highland's' & 'Wild Mountainside' also put in the NYE classic 'Auld Lang Syne' & the beautiful 'Ae Fond Kiss'.

Here's the linocut block, I can now write in joined up writing backwards! 

It's also available on Redbubble on T-shirts, cards, homewares etc, I love the tote bag!

Also why not have a look at my Burns Night Illustrations from 2016, 20152014!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Year of Printmaking: Tennis

May-August is definitely the height of the tennis season with Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Davis Cup & this year the Olympics. So this month's print highlights my favourite tournament, Wimbledon! I can't go & queue up this year so I'll just have to watch loads on TV with Pimm's & strawberries on hand!

Friday, 3 June 2016

Year of Printmaking: Starfish & Coffee

I'm still only listening to Prince, with his huge back catalogue there's so much variety of greatness, he truly is a once in the whole lifetime of this planet, truly unique artist and creative force. My favourite tracks change on a daily basis, here's a few of my lesser known favourites in this moment: She Gave Her Angels, The Truth, Race, Mountains, Head, Dolphin, Crucial, The Ladder, God, Bambi, The Holy River, Black Sweat and the Cream -acoustic live on VH1 unplugged shows off his abundance of sweet playful charm perfectly.

For this weeks print I did a tiny Starfish & Coffee linocut, see his cutest performance of it on the Muppets Tonight:-

Friday, 27 May 2016

Year of Printmaking: Trees out the Window

Mini print this week, looking out the window at winter trees (which now have burst into full bloom).