Special offer for a good cause
My latest wood engraving is of this beautiful pangolin rescued by the staff at the Sangha Pangolin Project in the Central African Republic. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals on earth, prized for their meat but particularly for their scales which are used in Chinese traditional medicine. If that wasn’t enough, their habitats are becoming increasingly threatened by deforestation.
The Sangha Pangolin Project rehabilitates rescued and orphaned pangolins and returns them back to the wild.
In the hope of making a small difference, I shall be offering this engraving at the reduced price of £50 including postage and packing, and donating £25 of every sale to the Born Free foundation who work directly in supporting the Project. We celebrate World Pangolin Day on February 20th and from March the engraving, 13 x 13cms, will be priced at £75.
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Thank you for your support.
2021; One thing about the various lockdowns is that they have given us lots of time to work and I’ll be adding a number of new engravings to the website Gallery soon. And I have work in 5 exhibitions current or pending, (see Events) so not all bad!
2020; Best forgotten
2019; A TURBULENT YEAR
It’s been a while since I added to this page as we seem to have spent the last year or so moving houses, packing and unpacking. We sold Marsou, our house in France, in the autumn of 2018, quickly, because our buyers wanted to move in before the imminent Brexit! Fortunately they also bought our furniture, as in February 2019 we sold our house in Peterborough before it went on the market and then had six weeks to find a new home. Having a house full of stuff, three presses and a dog to consider, we rented a place near Taunton while we looked for something permanent.
So here we are in a converted cow-shed in North Somerset, still exploring this lovely part of the country and very happy to have made the move. Despite all the disruption, I still managed to have one engraving selected for the Royla Academy Summer Exhibtion, which was a highlight..
AN HONOR FOR AN OWL
I’m thrilled to report that my ‘Owl’ engraving received an Honorable Mention in the Hanhamuhle Miniprint Exhibtion opening in Aldeburgh later this month. Here he is ;
WHAT DID ADA DOOM SEE??
Introducing my latest engraving, Something… in the Woodshed, already selected for the National Original Print Exhibition and the SWE Annual. Can you find the something?
SUMMER IS HERE
Last year I launched a project to represent as many Society of Wood Engravers members’ work as possible in the run-up to our centenary in 2020. This is our Seasons project; each of four collections consists of twenty engravings by twenty different artists in a limited edition of twenty sets housed in a specially made solander box.. Winter came our – and sold out – last year, and now here’s Summer, including my own contribution; more French lizards!
I’M NOW A BROTHER!
In October 2016 I was thrilled to be elected a brother of the Art Workers Guild, a wonderful association of artists andn artisans producing work of the highest quality in many and various fields. Have a look at their website to see why I am so pleased to join their ranks; www.artworkersguild.org
A TRIP TO CHINA
Last year I was honoured to be invited to join the International Academic Printmaking Alliance on its inauguration in Beijing in September 2016. It was a wonderful experience meeting colleagues from all over the world, making friends and establishing connections for future ventures. I was also able to provide over 50 wood engravings by myself and fellow SWE members for the inaugural exhibition.
A NEW ADDITION – AND A NEW EDITION!
I couldn’t resist this beautiful baby Albion press when I saw it advertised. It involved a trip to Edinburgh to collect it, and it’s now having a thorough MOT courtesy of my husband (who was heard to say “The damned things are breeding”). No such thing as too many presses!
Too large for the little Albion, my latest block ‘Artchoke’ prints happily on the Imperial, and I’m delighted that it has already been selected for two major shows this autumn; the Society of Wood Engravers’ 78th Annual Exhibition and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers’ ‘Masters’ show.
A lot has happened since my last entry. In November I had the honour of taking over as Chair of the Society of Wood Engravers, and with the help of a very supportive committee a number of exciting new projects are in the pipeline.
I was also invited to take part in a group show at the newly opened David Simon Contemporary Gallery in Bath, www.davidsimoncontemporary.com , a lovely venue.
The February issue of ‘Artists and Illustrators’ included a feature on me and my studio, a chance to show off my much-loved Imperial press!
A New Year’s trip to the Cornish coast provided lots of inspiration for the next engraving in my ‘uninvited guests’ series, and I have a new commission for a book with a subject close to my heart!
Certainly enough to be getting on with!
I’m delighted to report that my engraving ‘The Drying Room’ has been selected for the National Original Print Exhibition at Bankside Gallery, London, in September. This one has proved to be very popular; the subject is the drying room or ‘sechoir’ of the wonderful Moulin du Verger near Angouleme in France, where beautiful paper has been made by hand since the sixteenth century.
Another two engravings are completed for the Peak Prints project (see below); the magnificent Celtic cross is in the churchyard in Eyam, the so-called ‘Plague village’, where the inhabitants heroically isolated themselves to check the spread of the deadly disease, and the subject matter of ‘Spring Song’ I hope speaks for itself.
The prints by all contributing artist are now being framed, ready for the opening of the touring exhibition in April. Check out http://www.woodengravers.co.uk/peak_prints.html for further details and a list of venues.
A Sense of Place; The Peak Prints Project
I’m delighted to say that I have been invited to produce work for this exciting project which will bring wood engraving to the Peak District. My first engraving takes as its subject the amazing carved Saxon stones in the porch of Bakewell church, with more carved stones and dry stone walls to follow. I’ll be showing more work in the coming months, and for further details of the project take a look at http://www.woodengravers.co.uk/peak_prints.html