Exhibiting with the National Trust!

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I am very pleased to be exhibiting with the National Trust this Christmas with some fabulous artists! The grounds of Dinefwr are amazing, spectacular vistas around every corner and deers and cattle a plenty! The grounds are just behind the beautiful multi-coloured town of Llandeilo, which has great antique shops, galleries and independent shops and eateries!

My deer print, The fox nest and a badger in the garden shall all be there to welcome you!

PPSSTT! this exhibition is open for Dinefwr’s Christmas Fair from 22-44th October and shall be open to the public thereafter, although there is , as stated an official opening on the 30th!

GILL TYSON SHOWCASE

Exhibition: Gill Tyson Showcase

Location: Edinburgh
Printmakers, Edinburgh

Date: Until 13th October 2019

Details: Edinburgh
Printmakers presents aselection of prints by artist member Gill Tyson, in
our shop.

Gill Tyson trained at Edinburgh University
and Edinburgh College of Art, where she graduated with an MA in Fine Art. In
2012 she was one of the artists representing Britain
in The International Print Exhibition in Kyoto,
Japan. She is a former
Chairman of Edinburgh Printmakers and is currently an EP studio member. Her
work is included in several public collections.

Tyson specialises in lithography, a printmaking process that combines direct
and expressive mark making with deliberate and aforethought building of layers.
In cool, atmospheric colours the artist explores remote landscapes. Her
ever-present brushstrokes indicate a distilled image; an abstracted world that
only hints at a human presence.

Image credit: Gill Tyson

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Courses and Classes.

Phew it’s been a strange summer, nothing much happened, but everything happened! Not a great deal of arty things, my arty shenanigans were thwarted, I went over on my ankle while on holiday and so that put to the rest of my holiday-I don’t have much luck with holidays something tends to go wrong and as a result I HATE going ‘on holiday’, which REALLY annoys my lovely partner!
Anyway this left me limping and.. well for several days not being able to walk or drive at all. So it hasn’t been a very arty productive time, nonetheless art happens around me, there are shows coming up and work to make, but firstly I have workshops and courses that I am running coming up, these are:
Firstly for Swansea Council’s Lifelong Learning, but at Gower collage Llwn-y-bryn Campus. I am running  ‘printmaking for beginners or intermediate’ course, the course is starting next week on the Thursday night 6-8pm. For the next ten weeks with a week in between for half term. You can find more information on the council website. Please note the course is subject to change which is out with my control.
Also in a couple of weeks I have a Cyanotype weekend or Blueprint course coming up at Swansea Print Workshop, you can find more details about that here.

In other news, at the beginning of the summer, I did sort of do a few small postcard sized screen prints, I might do a few bigger ones, but today I have been on a drawing course at Swansea Museum to create more drawings for screenprints and collagraphs the course was run by Kelly Stewart. Results coming soon!

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KIT BOYD ‘SOLO’

Exhibition: Kit Boyd ‘Solo’

Location: White Box Art Gallery, Blackheath

Date: Until 25th August 2019

Details: Exploring our
relationship with nature, Kit’s art fuses the pastoral and surreal. He follows
in the British romantic tradition of the neo-romantics of the 1940s and Samuel
Palmer. While primarily known as a printmaker, he also makes collages and
paintings.

In SOLO, Kit will be showing his etchings and paintings of lone
figures in the landscape, and new works inspired by Greenwich
and Blackheath will be revealed for the first time.

He works from his studio at Art Hub overlooking the Thames
Barrier, and is a member of Greenwich Printmakers.

Image credit: Kit Boyd

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Printopia: an Exhibition

Welcome to Printopia, opening on Thursday night at Volcano Theatre, Swansea High Street, Roll up, Roll up for an array of beautful original prints and artworks to tantalise your senses!

I have some work there too! Alongside many, many wonderful artist’s and collegues.

Opening Thursday 6-9pm and runs until the end of July.

 

Chine Collé

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I have just printed an edition of my little Mari Lwyd linocuts with chine collé to add flashes of colour. I use hand-made paper made from recycled silk saris, a lovely range of colours and lots of fibres.

From left to right: ripping up the paper for cine collé, putting it onto an inked block – it must be glue side UP; taking the print with a traditional Japanese baren.

I used Cranfield Caligo Safewash oil-based relief ink in black, Japanese Hosho paper and Pritt Stick glue. Don’t skimp on the glue – I always use either Pritt or UHU. The combination of Safewash ink and Hosho paper is excellent for taking relief prints by hand. This little edition is heading off across The Pond to Wingtip Press in Idaho USA for the Leftovers IX print exchange.

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Redvers John and Peter Spriggs at King Street gallery

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“A soup of punk and politics, the energy is astounding

and the pictures of the doggies are very deft and grounding”

There’s something good in the Chate room at King Street gallery. John redvers has half-filled the room with his edgy, punk, poppy creations and Peter Spriggs has mounted a new departure at the same time by filling the other half with beautiful drawings of dogs.

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Redvers John’s work (above) certainly makes quite an impact. On one wall, a series of flat, bright acrylic works on canvas practically shouts at you. They’re clever as well as arresting. Collage is a heavy presence here. Flat works on canvas are pieced together with jagged edges, like a collage. Sometimes disparate works are slammed together, with the close spacing almost occluding the fact that this work contains both abstract and heavily symbolic elements. For me, the piece I would steal if I could…

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