Bedford Flea Market

My second art market at Bedford flea at St Paul’s Square is on Sunday 11 September. There are snazzy new market gazebos there too. Fingers are crossed for good weather but it’s nice to know they have us covered. It’s a busy creative market with a Local Produce section including a grown-not-flown florist, vegan smoothies,Continue reading “Bedford Flea Market”

Etsy Shop Update

Just a quick note to let you know that my Etsy shop has been updated. I have restocked some linocut prints and there are three new reduction prints that are now available to buy for the first time online. ‘Knight’, ‘Happy Hens’ and ‘Blue Vase’ are reduction linocut prints that I made this year. TheyContinue reading “Etsy Shop Update”

Happy Hens

This is my latest reduction linocut print. The print idea, of some countryside chickens, was suggested by my hen loving cousin and titled by her two daughters. She requested a chicken themed print. Usually, I would never do a commission for a linocut, but I made an exception, especially for her. She’s had a badContinue reading “Happy Hens”

Interview with Bedford Flea

On Sunday 10 April I will be trading at my first Bedford flea. Talia and Laura, who organise this amazing market, have been interviewing all the makers. If you want to find out more about me, now is your chance! Here’s a transcript of the mini interview that they have been sharing on their socials.Continue reading “Interview with Bedford Flea”

Heart Vase

This is a new reduction linocut of some flowers in a vase. It’s soooo bright and colourful. The photo is quite faithful to how the print appears in real life. I’ve mixed my own pinks and purple rather than using pigment straight from the tube. It was so satisfying to do. These are dry now.Continue reading “Heart Vase”

Fox Linocut

This countryside fox (Vulpes vulpes) design is my latest linocut print and my last print of 2021. It’s in a traditional arts and crafts inspired vintage style. I used burnt sienna ink on cream printer’s paper (zerkhall paper). I call him Hubert the Fox. He’s available to buy from my shop now. The fox wentContinue reading “Fox Linocut”

Two colour linocut print

The solstice House Instead of a reduction print I thought I would try a design using two pieces of lino scraps. I made two separate blocks, a blue and beige design of a cute little night time cottage. I added a lot of extender to my printing inks, so where the layers of colour overlapContinue reading “Two colour linocut print”

The Chalice

The Chalice is surrounded by stylised depictions of foxglove, deadly nightshade, hemlock and wolfsbane plants. Who does this cup belong to? What is in the bottle? The poisoned chalice appears, at first, to be an honour, but in time becomes a myriad of difficult problems. It’s a curse! The phrase is found originally in Shakespeare’sContinue reading “The Chalice”