waimakariri iii - linocut

waimakariri iii

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: 20×20 cm Edition: 20 No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and…

Sic itur ad astra - screenprint

sic itur ad astra

At 3,724 metres, Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand.  It lies in the Southern Alps, in the Canterbury region. Edmund Hillary no doubt acquired some technical skills on Aoraki/Mount Cook before attempting Everest ….  such is the way to the stars, or immortality. Screenprint 18x18cm Varied edition: 30 $150 It is not…

Buachaille - cyanotype

buachaille

Buachaille Etive Mòr is a mountain at the head of Glen Etive.   Its pyramidal shape makes it one of the most easily recognisable mountains in Scotland. Cyanotype Varied edition: 4 prints £30 Where there is matter, there is geometry. -johannes kepler

how worthy of honour is the sea - screenprint

how worthy of honour is the sea

The sea is our planet’s life support system, essential for providing water & food, and regulating our atmosphere and climate.  It’s at great risk from acidification, pollution and unsustainable fishing practices. Let’s save it. Screenprint Image size 28×9 cm Edition: 7 £60 Nach urramach an cuan -gaelic saying

give us this day our daily fish - screenprint

give us this day our daily fish

On reading Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the sea” …. with a nod to an infamous British weather man. Screenprint Image size 27x9cm Edition: 12 £50 Here Surrounding the island There’s sea. But what sea? It’s always overflowing. Says yes, Then no, Then no again, And no, Says yes In blue In sea spray Raging, Says…

cantona - screenprint

cantona

For Eric Cantona, the philosopher footballer. With Oban fishing boats rather than trawlers. And mackerel, instead of sardines. But the seagulls remain …. Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Edition: 9 £50 When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. -eric cantona

tangerine trees & marmalade skies - screenprint

tangerine trees & marmalade skies

On listening to the Beatles …. Just another west coast sunset, featuring McCaig’sTower in Oban, and Mull Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Varied edition: 15 £50 Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes -the beatles “lucy…

tangerine trees & marmalade skies - screenprint

tangerine trees & marmalade skies

On listening to the Beatles …. Just another west coast sunset, featuring McCaig’sTower in Oban, and Mull Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Varied edition: 15 £50 Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes -the beatles “lucy…

red moon screenprint

red moon

On Monday 28 September, 2015 a spectacular “blood moon” was visible between 3-4am in Oban as a result of the simultaneous occurrence of a “supermoon” (a full moon when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit) and a lunar eclipse (the moon passes into the shadow of Earth). This “blood moon” appears red…

earth, sea & sky

earth, sea, sky

A small handmade concertina book, printed with linocut blocks and stamps onto rice paper, with origami-paper covers Closed: c.850 x 600 mm Varied edition: 6 books “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the…

blue oban iv

My favourite place in the style of my favourite crockery ….  The pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a fishing boat, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Screenprint Varied edition: 6 prints Diameter: 32.5cm £110

blue oban iii - screenprint

blue oban iii

My favourite place in the style of my favourite crockery …. the dinner plate version.  The pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a fishing boat, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Screenprint Varied edition: 8 prints Diameter: 40cm £120

blue oban ii - screenprint

blue oban ii

My favourite place in the style of my favourite crockery …. the pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a fishing boat, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Screenprint Varied edition: 10 prints Diameter: 32.5cm £110

silver flax linocut

silver flax

The New Zealand plant phormium tenax, called harakeke by Maori and flax by Europeans, presumably because of the common use of harakeke fibre in the manufacture of items such as rope and clothing. Linocut 7x7cm Edition: 20 $40

silver fern linocut

silver fern

The silver fern is widely used as a symbol by New Zealand national sports teams.  In 1991, the NZ Rugby Football Union obtained trade marks for its own fern logo, and sought to include any stylised fern in its application.   This broader application was defeated in the courts.  So here’s my silver fern print…

breathe - cyanotype

breathe

We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.  Trees inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Plant more trees. Varied edition “In nature nothing exists alone.” -rachel carson

blue oban - linocut

blue oban

A development of my linocut What the Victorians did for Oban, in the style of the Blue Willow crockery pattern: the pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a Calmac ferry, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Lasercut lino Diameter c.28cm Edition: 20 Sold out “I…

an t-oban linocut

an t-Òban

Fishing boats, mackerel and the spectacular view from McCaig’s Tower into the west over Oban Bay and the islands of Kerrera & Mull.  An t-Òban means “little bay” in Gaelic. Screenprint 77x154mm Edition:30 Sold out

fish story - screenprint

fish story

Fishing boats, mackerel and the spectacular view from McCaig’s Tower into the west over Oban Bay and the islands of Kerrera & Mull. Screenprint 77x240mm Edition:10 Sold out

ee-usk mural

just keep swimming

An allegory of 21st century life, on the site hoarding of a new hotel development in Oban, Argyll, Scotland.  That happy fish going against the flow has clearly attracted the attention of the authorities …. 😉 Mural 35×2.5m Commissioned by Ee-usk

oban and all that jazz

oban and all that jazz

If Matisse had come to Oban … Oban and its harbour is enclosed by wooded hills, crowned by McCaig’s Tower.  Late in his career Matisse made collages from cut-out painted paper: drawing with scissors.  This screenprint was made using paper-cut stencils, inspired by Les Codomas from Matisse’s book Jazz. Screenprint 50x60cm Edition: 5 £100