Delivering a Mono printing from nature workshop in the beautiful Lund Studios, passing on knowledge and working from nature has been the perfect way to spend the Autumn Equinox. The students worked so hard today and produced some beautiful prints and artists books - far to many too show them all on here - but here is a taster!
Monday, 28 August 2017
Yesterdays sunshine was perfect for photographing little artists books that I have been slowly making over the past few months - far too many to show on here! Some will be available from my etsy shop in the next couple of weeks, some will be making a debut at the Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage 9th 10th Sept and others will be heading south with ne to Handmade in Britain at Kew 11- 15th Oct. Here is a tiny taster
Friday, 18 August 2017
Enjoyed a bit of early morning finishing off prints today before heading off to Staithes Studios Gallery - these are printed with Fumitory, Angelica & cliff top grasses from along the Cleveland Way - this series is slowly finding its way into my online shop and I am busy making more Staithes based plant prints for the Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage that is happening 8th, 9th & 10th Sept
Sunday, 13 August 2017
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Some days I am in a print studio, some days a painting studio, today I am in a plant studio - opening up flower presses and re-familiarising myself with the wonderful treasures they hold. These beautiful gatherings came as a surprise gift from a lovely friend and will be used in a new series of nature mono prints 'Gifts from a Country Garden' - destined for Handmade in Britain at Kew in October where I will be taking my Field and Hedgerow range of prints and artists books.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Throughout this year and next I will be documenting the grounds and gardens of Scampston Hall using nature mono print.The finished pieces will be exhibited there later next year. With beautiful Capability Brown designed grounds and stunning gardens by Piet Oudolf this place really is a treasure of contrasts, calm and colour. Though nearly midsummer it was more overcast today but this made it perfect for picking and pressing the plants before they wilted. Having been given permission to pick and collect whatever I want I had the most blissful time! Alongside gathering plants to print from I take many photos to record colour and some of the plants that are just too tricky to print from!