Monday, 3 October 2016

Marin Tatoué

Marin Tatoué (tattooed sailor)

on the drying rack at the Print Block
My latest limited edition screen print is a celebration of all things nautical - a 'brother' piece if you will to my now sold-out Tattooed Sailor print, this tim with a gallic twist. It shows a salty french sea-dog, leaning on a quayside bar table and staring out to sea, a single tear drop upon his cheek. Is arms and torso are entirely inked with tattoos of ships, knots, mermaids, hearts, lovers, swallows etc etc. Many of the tattoos are inspired by those recorded on french criminals at the start o the last century.

Printed in 5 colours on 300 gsm Heritage paper by Suki at the Print Block in Whitstable Marin Tatoué measures 50 cm wide by 70 cm deep (B2, a standard frame size) and is a strictly limited edition of 75, so hurry before he too runs out!

proofing at the Print Block


It is with regret that I have had to cancel my forthcoming Amuse Bouche solo exhibition at the Town House gallery in Spitalfields, scheduled for later this month. My apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.

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 -

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