2021 and Covid is still rearing its ugly head.
This year I had an exhibition at BIRCH TREE GALLERY in Edinburgh which opened on 23rd June and another at AN LANNTAIR in Stornoway in July.
I am selling original linoprint cards at EMPTY HOUSE TRADERS and SANDWICK BAY LIVING and my other cards are selling well at Anlanntair in Stornoway, Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist , the Meeting Place in Dunoon and at Ginkgo Gallery in Orkney.
A new project, OPEN STUDIOS HEBRIDES with our first event showcasing 12 artists between Tong and Tolsta took place over 2 weekends at the end of July this year and was very successful and well received. As a result, plans are already in process for an island-wide event next summer.
I have been busy printing a new body of work which is more abstract and focusses on the textures found where sand and water meet. This has been achieved using both blind embossing and intaglio inking.
My hand-made books are an ongoing project and I have added Eco-printing to the range of techniques that I am using.
I have been doing some online teaching for An Lanntair which has been an interesting development. Teaching lino-printing via Zoom has been fun and very different from face to face workshops. Printmaking evening classes started again in July and I am holding workshops in my studio by appointment.
Another new project is a book on printmaking which I am hoping to put together over the coming year, It will be essentially for beginners but will hopefully inspire more experienced printmakers too. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Take a look at my CARDS on the SHOP - there are some different designs based on my latest collagraphs and linoprints.
Christmas cards are also available.
CALENDARS for 2022 are now available.
Check out the prints, calendars and cards for sale in the SHOP section of this site and get in touch via the CONTACTS page for purchasing details.
Check out my small HAND-MADE BOOKS on the SHOP page. I can also take commissions for books with a theme of your choice or specific words and illustrations.
ISLAND ART for GIVING
This fundraising art exhibition in liaison with the West Harris Trust to support Bethesda Hospice and the Beach Access fund
was held at Talla na Mara Gallery between 1st and 10th October 2020.
We raised over £2000 for the 2 charities and another fundraising exhibition is scheduled for 2023
An amazing number of of wonderful contributions were received and I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to every artist who has donated work