Different Tack

I entered three prints at a local open exhibition.


As a change of pace I entered linocut prints.

A small print of an Avocet, based on a photo from a sea kayaking trip.

Two colour medium sized Green Cormorant, from a photo taken on a walk along the New River near Ware, in Hertfordshire.

Hestar, Icelandic horses photographed on a family holiday, a medium large print, a Jigsaw of eight pieces, individually inked, placed back together and printed in one pass through the press. 

I am pleased that the judges selected one of my prints, Hestar, for the show. 

It is certainly a new experience for me to see my print getting through, and to see it shown alongside some great pieces.

If you get a chance, pop along, the show is on until 6th May. Check http://www.courtyardarts.co.uk for opening times.


It’s been a while

I have been a bit quiet, but have still been getting out to piers.

19 piers have been visited, completed 15 plates and printed 13.

The end of August I took photos of Saltburn and Cleethorpes, a bit of a journey up the East Coast.

Then further ventures working my way around the South East, with a small diversion to try and get a decent photo of Walton on the Naze pier, not sure if I have succeeded in that.

It was nice to get Gravesend and Herne Bay in one day.

Carrying on around the coast, via Deal, Folkestone Harbour Arm, Hastings, Brighton and Eastbourne.

It was a glorious couple of days in February, catching up with friends in Brighton on Saturday after getting some nice shots of the pier and remains of a pier.

Then on Sunday made good use of the tide and weather to get a sneaky trip to Beachy Head from Eastbourne.

Which brings me up to date, with my Worthing problem. I have visited Worthing twice, driving down in beautiful sunshine to find Worthing covered in a sea mist on both occasions. 

Not completely wasted journeys, it not that often that I am the youngest person in a cafe.

So, still a couple to capture on the East Coast, Harwich Halfpenny and Skegness, carry on around the South Coast, only 40 to go.

Hopefully get a couple of days paddling next week.