Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Working in progress: Marin Tatoué

A small detail of one corner of a new limited edition screen print that I am working on, Marin Tatoué, a companion piece to my now sold-out Tattooed Sailor print - http://paulbommer.bigcartel.com/product/tattooed-sailor

The print shall be launched at my Amuse Bouche solo exhibition at the Town House in Spitalfields in October.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Boxer tiles

A few delft tiles I was recently commissioned to create as a wedding anniversary gift for a lovely lady whose husband is a descendent of celebrated jewish bare-knuckle boxer Daniel Mendoza.  I made a couple of alternatives Mendozas as well as his most famous opponent, Richard Humphreys. Mazel tov!

Some recent delft tiles

A few recent ceramic delft tiles that I've made at Alby Crafts for sale as part of my Amuse Bouche solo exhibition at the Town House gallery in Spitalfields in October.

Dodman mini-print

A new limited edition mini screen print hot off the press this week for the Norwich Print Fair in September, printed with the marvellous Jo Stafford at Print To The People.

Dodman is Norfolk dialect for Snail…

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Henry & Siân's Wedding Invitation

I was both honoured and delighted when my dear friends and close neighbours Henry and Siân asked if I would like to create the Invitation for their forthcoming Wedding later in the Summer.

The design includes many references to the pair, their family, their interests, this lovely market town where we live and to August when the union takes place.

Printed in a charming eau-de-nil on recycled greyboard - this design recto, the pertinent information verso - by print mæstro Martin Clark at Tilley Letterpress in Ledbury, Herefordshire, with whom I have had the pleasure to work many times.

Henry, Siân and their wonderful children,
Milo and Dolly Danger

Music and Nature

The Wedding Feast

The Book Hive, Henry's bookshop in Norwich and the
best independent bookshop in East Anglia

Magpies - Proofing & Printing

A lovely darting dash down yesterday for a day of colour proofing and printing with the amazing Suki Hayes-Watkins at the Print Block in Whitstable, before legging it back to East Anglia via Spitalfields in the afternoon. Exhausting but very, very rewarding. http://www.theprintblock.com

A detail of the final print

This new limited edition screen print is for an Exhibition, 'Nature is a Language' - work inspired by myth and the natural world, at The Gallery Norfolk, opening this coming week-end in Norwich. http://www.thegallerynorfolk.co.uk

Honing the colour palette
The selected hues

The second screen with the final two (of four) colour separations 

The first three colours, and a fourth, the green,
created by overlaying yellow on the blue

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing

My latest limited edition screen print, 'The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing', was designed and printed to celebrate the 400th anniversary this month of the death of William Shakespeare, 'the Swan of Avon', and arguably the english language's finest writer. Here a poster for a fictitious Shakespeare Double-Bill (geddit?) - The Tempest (the storm) and Much Ado About Nothing, a storm in a tea-cup!

I have set my scene in the Fortune Theatre or Playhouse, a contemporary of the famous Globe, located outside the City of London near Clerkenwell. The plays are directed by Wilam Horzyca, one time director of the National Theatre in Warsaw and my great-uncle. https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilam_Horzyca&prev=search
'The Tempest/ Much Ado About Nothing' is printed in a strictly limited edition of 50. It is printed in 3 colours on 300 gsm Heritage acid-free cartridge paper and measures 30 cm wide by 42 cm high (A3, a standard frame size!). The print is signed and numbered by the Artist and posted out in a stiff cardboard tube.