shadows - linocuts

shadows

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.   The Ballymeanoch standing stones were probably erected more than 3,500 years ago.  Little is known about the people who erected them, or their motives, but their legacy lives on in the long shadows cast on the land by these enduring monuments. Linocut…

homecoming - linocut

homecoming

The annual Royal National Mod is a celebration of Gaelic culture, featuring competitions in music and song, highland dancing, drama, sport and literature.  The first National Mod was held in Oban in 1892. Oban hosted the National Mod in 2009, the year of the Homecoming, a programme of events to encourage people with Scottish ancestry…

leezie lindsay - linocut

leezie lindsay

Linocut Image size: 78x134mm Will ye gang to the Heilands Leezie Lindsay, Will ye gang to the Heilands wi’ me, Will ye gang to the Heilands Leezie Lindsay, My bride and my darling to be -robert burns

fender

A Fender guitar, printed on sheet music from Woodland Sketches for Piano by Edward Macdowell. 2009 – linocut & oil pastel – image size about 10x20cm – varied edition:5 Sold out

tiree ii - block print

tiree ii

Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. Compact and bijou – about twelve miles long and three miles wide – the island is a gem, with miles of white shell sand beaches surrounded by the Atlantic in all its blue-green glory. Limpets & lapwings featured prominently in the landscape during a cycle…

tiree i - linocut

tiree i

Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. Compact and bijou – about twelve miles long and three miles wide – the island is a gem, with miles of white shell sand beaches surrounded by the Atlantic in all its blue-green glory. Limpets & lapwings featured prominently in the landscape during a cycle…

jongny ii linocut

jongny ii

For Paul, who took us walking on snow-shoes through the silent woods of Jongny in Switzerland. Linocut Image size 120x87mm Edition:10 Listen! The snow is falling … -yoko ono

jongny i - linocut

jongny i

For Paul, who took us walking on snow-shoes through the silent woods of Jongny in Switzerland. Linocut Image size 120x87mm Edition:5 Listen! The snow is falling … -yoko ono

waimakariri i linocut

waimakariri i

The snow-fed Waimakariri river flows about 150 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean across the Canterbury Plains, and is braided with wide shingle beds for much of its length. Linocut Image size: 75x205mm Edition:20

marakihau-02 linocut

marakihau ii

The Marakihau is a sea monster in Maori mythology, with a fish-like tail and a hollow forked tongue which can suck in fish, boats & men. This marakihau is shown in Lake Pukaki, in front of Aoraki/Mount Cook Linocut Image size 15x21cm

marakihau-01 linocut

marakihau i

The Marakihau is a sea monster in Maori mythology, with a fish-like tail and a hollow forked tongue which can suck in fish, boats & men. This marakihau is shown in Lake Pukaki, in front of Aoraki/Mount Cook Linocut Image size: 15x21cm

aoraki_pukaki-3 linocut

aoraki-pukaki iii

Aoraki means Cloud Piercer in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language, an appropriate name for New Zealand’s highest mountain. Lake Pukaki is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker glaciers.  Finely ground rock particles give the lake its distinctive blue colour. Linocut Image size: 15x21cm

aoraki_pukaki-2 linocut

aoraki-pukaki ii

Aoraki means Cloud Piercer in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language, an appropriate name for New Zealand’s highest mountain. Lake Pukaki is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker glaciers.  Finely ground rock particles give the lake its distinctive blue colour. Linocut Image size: 15x21cm

aoraki_pukaki-01 linocut

aoraki-pukaki i

Aoraki means Cloud Piercer in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language, an appropriate name for New Zealand’s highest mountain. Lake Pukaki is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker glaciers.  Finely ground rock particles give the lake its distinctive blue colour. Linocut Image size: 15x21cm

tuatara ii

Tuatara are lizard-like reptiles, found only in New Zealand.  The tuatara is the only remaining member of the order Sphendontia: other related species are thought to have become extinct about 60 million years ago. Linocut Image size: 75x200mm

tuatara 1 - linocut

tuatara i

Tuatara are lizard-like reptiles, found only in New Zealand.  The tuatara is the only remaining member of the order Sphendontia: other related species are thought to have become extinct about 60 million years ago. Linocut Image size: 75x200mm Edition: 30

cabbage-tree

cabbage tree

The cabbage tree (cordyline australis) is one of the most distinctive trees in the New Zealand landscape.  In Britain, it’s known as the Torquay palm and used as a symbol of the British Riviera. Linocut & collage block Image size: 7x20cm Edition: 12

a monument to persistence: 2009

Year 2 Days 22-23: The steps to the cottage.  Tiled twice, the second time with mortar after the first experiment with glue and grout failed in Oban’s damp climate … Days 24-26: A little Feng Shui – the black turtle of the north, incorporating hand-painted tiles fired in Mick’s kiln.  Tiled twice, the second time…