EVENTS

The Society of Wood Engravers

selected my print for

their  80th Annual Exhibition

 Starts  Oxford in October

 

 

80th at North Wall Gallery, Oxford

Then travelling to  Petworth, Bath, London Bankside, Thirsk, Shetland, Orkney, Banchory

http://www.woodengravers.co.uk/category/swe-news/  Click  on heading ‘View all venues’

 

Exhibitions & Updates

 

 

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Some of my prints were selected for an exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery  Berkhamsted

Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted

http://www.upstairsgallery.co.uk

 

With Upstart Printmakers 

Church of Christ the Cornerstone

Central Milton Keynes

 

Upstart Press

 

Upstart Press exhibition

 Exhibition

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       Church Christ Cornerstone MK

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  An exhibition of prints at Milton Keynes Museum 

The exhibition received many compliments and sales during MK Arts Week last year

will soon be coming up again.

 

MK Museum exhibition

In the Granary Tearoom next door to the Print Room with its collection of historic presses   

Wednesday through to Sundays, 11am-4.30pm. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday except for Bank Holiday Mondays

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org

 

 

Upstart Press at MK Museum

                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ian Stephens

                                                         http://www.woodengravers.co.uk/artists/stephens-ian/                                                               Kate Milner    http://katemilner.com/

                                     Deborah Hopson Wolpe  http://www.deborah-hopson-wolpe.co.uk/

Di Oliver      http://www.dioliver.co.uk

    Lynne Thirkell, Elspeth Nesbitt, Lucy Williams and  June Meadows

   This exhibition was part of MK Arts Week in September

                                                          Missing the Point Linocut

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Upstart Press were invited to use the historic Columbia press

at Milton Keynes Museum 

Here’s Ian Stephens printing his beautiful wood engravings

http://www.woodengravers.co.uk/artists/stephens-ian/

 

… and he printed one of mine too

 

Sandcastle Wood Engraving

 Sandcastle   Wood engraving      

Upstart Press are looking forward to an exhibition at the museum very soon

and demonstrations of the collection’s  presses and printing equipment.

 

Really going to miss

Market Place Gallery Olney

 Always something new and beautiful to find there.

Looking forward to seeing them in a new location one day.

 

Market Place Gallery Olney

http://www.marketplacegallery.co.uk/

Red Umbrella Malcesine Edition of 25

Red Umbrella Malcesine  Linocut    Edition of 25

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          I’ll be entering 20:20 Print Exchange this year with Upstart Press 

         This is how I made a linocut for last year’s 20:20 Print Exchange

Starting with a photograph I took on a beach in  winter –  I played around with it, reversed and simplified the image. In my sketchbook I experimented with colour and layers of Japanese paper to define the sand, when it seemed right I transferred the image to the lino and cut it.

                                                                                    

Sketchbook

 

Phtograph of Erin on a winter beach

 

 

Trial print

Dry paper

 

Cutting the lino

Now I’m printing the lino and experimenting with pressure and paper – dry or dampened?  Dampened looks best so far . . .

Trial print 2

Winter beach somerset paper dampened

 

 lots of decisions to make but  it looks promising

 

 

                                              

Finished edition Winter Beach

Finished edition Winter Beach

 

 

 

 A windowful of my prints

Exhibiting with Art at 88 in Berkhamsted last year

          Art at 88 in Berkhamsted

 

‘Missing the Point’  

This is proving a popular print!

Linocut  edition of 25 Missing the Point Linocut…………………..

RCA Secrets Exhibition

 

RCA Serets 2015

 

A lovely postscript to this exhibition was an email I got from Kay Jones

“I am writing to let you know that I purchased one of your RCA secret postcards , “Girl with a red earring”. It was in my top ten of favourite cards  so I was really pleased to be able to buy it. I am going to get the card framed with a red frame to go with the colour of the ear ring.”

Thank you Kay – I’m impressed that you got up at 3 am to join the queue – it’s so nice to know who buys the cards we donate!

 RCA Secrets is also in Dubai this year

 http://dubai.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/

scroll to page 51 

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 Southbank Printmakers Gallery

Gabriel’s Wharf London   

Power Lines Drypoint Edition of 3

Power Lines Drypoint Edition of 3

 

This is from a review of the exhibition I was part of there a couple of years ago

‘… an image that we, in the city, rarely see – “Power Lines”  A drypoint by Di Oliver.  For me this has a slightly nostalgic feel.  It is not something that is generally portrayed in such detail and I find Di’s treatment of the subject resonates with me as it will with you.’

http://www.southbank-printmakers.com/sbp_home.html