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2019

 

 2019 was a very busy year for me - 

 I re-branded as HARBOUR PRINT, had a great season at MORVEN Gallery here on Lewis and sold my cards and prints at several Christmas craft events.

My cards were sold via Anlanntair and The Blue Lobster in Stornoway, Morven Gallery, Lael Gallery, Ullapool, The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford and Gather in Moretonhampstead, Devon.

Sales of cards, calendars and prints via my website began to take-off and I had some great feedback from customers.

I taught printmaking and mixed media evening classes at Anlanntair and met some lovely new folk who are hopefully going to carry on doing printmaking and artwork now they have learned the basics.

Taking part in the 'Archaeology and Printmaking' course in Orkney with Charles Shearer was a wonderful experience, in spite of the dreadful weather and has provided some new ideas for future printmaking.

WHAT'S NEW?

2020

This year began well after a wonderful family Christmas - our first here on the island.

 

With an exhibition  'PRINTSCAPES' at Birch Tree Gallery in Edinburgh opening on 7th April, I have been busy sketching, sorting through past photos and drawings, creating new collagraph plates, and printing new work.

I have been teaching an 'Introduction to Printmaking' course at Anlanntair this term with a great group of students and have given some 1:1 workshops here in my studio for friends.

 

New cards are ready for the season and there will be some different designs based on my latest collagraphs and linoprints.

I am joining Deb Wing for Cowal Open Studios later in the year which will be a great opportunity to show my work on the mainland.

Colin and I are also going on tour with the original play 'Caught in This Moment of Time' by Ron Coleman -Dundee, Orkney, Inverness, Ullapool, Edinburgh.

ISLAND ART for GIVING

I am organising a fundraising art exhibition with the West Harris Trust to support Bethesda Hospice and the Beach Access fund. We are asking local artists to donate a postcard-sized piece of original artwork or a photograph which will be framed and then exhibited at Talla na Mara Gallery, Harris in June. There will also be an online gallery where interested people can view the work. All pictures will be sold at the same affordable price which will make it possible to buy a small original piece of work and, at the same time, contribute to very worthwhile charities.

 

For more information go to  www.tallanamara.co.uk or contact me directly. (see CONTACTS)