As an art student in the 60’s I became interested in silkscreen printing as a way of producing my fabric designs. It is possible, with careful planning, to create seamless lengths of fabric using repeated prints.
I was also involved in putting on bands and had started designing posters for these events. Using my new found knowledge of screenprinting I then began to print the posters as well.
When I started teaching I initially continued to design and print posters but the demands of my job made this impossible. Apart from the odd print I didn’t touch a squeegee again until 2010.
In recent years I’ve used photography to record social events and my travels. I thought a recent photo of my grandson Jackson would make a good black and white silkscreen print.
Following this I began working from other photos, principally from a trip to South America.
Creating prints that try to capture the mood or feel of a place, whether it’s the ethereal other worldliness of Machu Picchu or the warm weathered stones of a Cotswold pub.
Judge for yourself, look in the gallery which features a number of screenprinting ideas I have been developing.
Working with willow was another area I started developing in 2010. After completing a ‘dry’ project last summer I am investigating working with live willow to create living sculptures.
Further details on both can be found on the following pages.
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