Returning to the studio

On Sunday I attended a printmaking workshop for the first time in over three months since the lock down began on 23rd March in the UK. My printmaking friend Alan Birch organises weekly workshops for individuals and school groups. Times have been tough for the creative industry during lockdown and my friend has had to […]

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Cyanotype: Stockport college

Here are another selection of Cyanotypes (Sun-prints) this time depicting Stockport college selected from some of my digital photographs. The photographs I chose were transferred onto special inkjet compatible OHP transparencies before being used to create the final images. Some moisture blotted the transparency image creating a watery look to the ‘window’ print which was […]

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Bus etching

I have been busy working from home during the lockdown as I my day job is as a Software Analyst. Today was my birthday so I decided to get my portable press out and do some printing. Last month, I managed to complete all the aquatint tones on my print depicting the 192 bus. I […]

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192 bus print

192 bus (Work in progress)Size: 20 x 14 cms This is my latest etching print which depicts the famous 192 bus service from Manchester. I am often asked how I come up with ideas and how I transfer these to an finished print. Firstly, I start my capturing a series of photographs on location of […]

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Manchester Open 2020

I attended the first ever Manchester Open Art Exhibition held at HOMEmcr on Friday 17th. The preview was well attended and I received a certificate and badge from the event. Two of my recent etching prints from my Stockport In Print series are in the exhibition.

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