Such a long time

Monday, 23 November 2015

its been such a long time since I have posted anything here, put it down to a VERY busy year. So I will do a bit of a catch up.


Views of the beautiful Murray River from our houseboat

Australian Print TriennialMildura 29th October / 1st November

Much to my delight I was invited to give a demonstration on my process of plaster printmaking. what a fantastic event it was, tremendously well organised, an excellent
range of presentations, wonderful hospitality and a fabulous opportunity to meet with so many printmakers. I can't rate this event highly enough, put my name down for the next one!
But of course a lot of time was spent prior to the event preparing examples to take with me. This posed a bit of a problem as most of my work is large and the weight made it impossible to carry on the plane. so the answer ...create a selection of mini works that illustrated various techniques. The images below are a sample of what I demonstrated.
plaster printmaking samples


My work "Walking the dog, Vines" was also shortlisted for  Mildura Print Prize exhibition,  the selector Sasha Grishin.



Thinking of Place

I am part of this exhibition; the New Zealand end has been organized by Prue Mac Dougall and Delwyn Holder which involves 60 printmakers from North and South Island in New Zealand the Goldfields and Melbourne printmakers groups and Inkmasters , Cairns, Australia. The print"Faultlines" I submitted is a collagraph and emboss referencing the 1931 Napier earthquake

Primary and Intermediate Workshops

It's been a really busy year for workshops at both schools and with adult groups, all wonderful participants and I have had a fabulous time. I always come away from a workshop I have taught feeling I have gained as much from the students as they have from me, so just a few images from these classes.

The  school workshops were over several days, with the children working with found materials, constructing artists books and creating prints to be hung, using offset printing techniques, chine colle, and the most fun of all burning holes! Here is a selection from several school programmes.


Painterly Woodcut Workshop

Sunday, 22 March 2015

I am running a workshop on the 19th of April for Painterly Woodcuts, its is limited to 6 people. It has proved SO popular that it filled in 1 day so I am also going to run the same workshop a week earlier on SUNDAY THE 12TH OF APRIL the same information applies as on the poster, just the dates changed. love to see you there,


First Impressions Art Exhibition 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015


These two works were selected for the Mairangi Bay Arts Centre "First Impressions" Exhibition 2015. The exhibition is on from March the 4th to March 28th.
The selectors were Mark Graver, Struan Hamilton, Steve Lovett and Dr Carole Shepheard ( Judge)
Title: Walking the dog, Vine1, 
Walking the Dog, Vine II
2 plate collagraph, chine colle.

Oamaru Mixed Media Printmaking Workshop

Saturday, 28 February 2015

I had a fantastic time teaching at Kim Brashes Blue Fantail Studio which is situated in the North Otago ArtSociety premises, the historic Custom House building. I was so pleased to be invited to teach there and have the opportunity to spend some time in beautiful Oamaru.

 The studio space was great to work in and all of those on the mixed media printmaking course worked incredibly hard and produced fabulous work. Here's just some of the results.