betrothed linocut

betrothed

For James, the English farmer, & Stine, the little Danish mermaid. Linocut Image size 6x10cm Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. antoine de saint-exupery

stalker view iv linocut

stalker view iv

Castle Stalker is implausibly picturesque, standing on an islet in Loch Laich, between Oban and Fort William.  The castle was built in the 14th century, and restored in the 20th.  Monty Python fans will recognise it as Castle Aaaargh from The Holy Grail. Linocut 6x20cm Edition: 50 Sold out FRENCH GUARD: Allo, dappy English k-niggets…

stalker view iii - linocut

stalker view iii

Castle Stalker is implausibly picturesque, standing on an islet in Loch Laich, between Oban and Fort William.  The castle was built in the 14th century, and restored in the 20th.  Monty Python fans will recognise it as Castle Aaaargh from The Holy Grail. Linocut 6x20cm Edition: 50 Sold out FRENCH GUARD: Allo, dappy English k-niggets…

stalker view ii

stalker view ii

Castle Stalker is implausibly picturesque, standing on an islet in Loch Laich, between Oban and Fort William.  The castle was built in the 14th century, and restored in the 20th.  Monty Python fans will recognise it as Castle Aaaargh from The Holy Grail. Linocut 6x20cm Edition: 50 Sold out FRENCH GUARD: Allo, dappy English k-niggets…

stalker view linocut

stalker view i

Castle Stalker is implausibly picturesque, standing on an islet in Loch Laich, between Oban and Fort William.  The castle was built in the 14th century, and restored in the 20th.  Monty Python fans will recognise it as Castle Aaaargh from The Holy Grail. Linocut 6x20cm Edition: 50 Sold out FRENCH GUARD: Allo, dappy English k-niggets…

covenham triptych

The medieval churches of St Bartholomew & St Mary in Covenham, Lincolnshire are built within 100 metres of each other, perhaps to neutralise a local coven … The end sections of the “triptych” represent the churches’ patron saints: Bartholomew was flayed and crucified upside down, Mary is shown with her son. Covenham Reservoir, a significant…

aoraki

New Zealand’s highest mountain was named after Captain James Cook who surveyed and circumnavigated New Zealand in 1770.  It was renamed Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1998.  Aoraki means Cloud Piercer in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. Acrylic Image size 50x40cm

Alice Strange

la patte

Painted self-portrait of a printmaker, including a ‘pawprint’.  Irredeemably retinal … Acrylic 50x40cm “In French there is an old expression, ‘la patte’, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from ‘la patte’ and from all that retinal painting.” -marcel duchamp

bites ii linocut

bites ii

Hidden secret of New Zealand …. The ferocious biting New Zealand sandfly … There are thirteen species in New Zealand, but only two species bite: the New Zealand blackfly (Austrosimulium australense), and the West Coast blackfly (A. ungulatum). Linocut Image size: 92x202mm Edition:50 £30 We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they…

bites i linocut

bites i

Hidden secrets of Scotland …. The Highland midge (Culicoides impunctatus) (Scots: midgie) is a small flying insect, prevalent in Scotland from late spring to late summer. Female Highland midges are notorious for biting humans. Linocut Image size: 92x202mm Edition:50 £30 We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude…

a monument to persistence: 2008

Year 1 Armed with some basic mosaic skills by Maureen at Pataka Pottery, work begins on the mosaic at Claremont Villa. Days 1-7: The seat spirals incorporate tiles cut beautifully from old crockery by the wonderful Jean Days 8-21: Work on the benches continues, filling between the seat spirals, adding a chess table and some…

seasons

The view from my studio is dominated by McCaig’s Tower, a Colosseum-like building on a hill above Oban. Textile panels c. 75x25cm Varied edition: 4 of each Sold Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly. -jonathan swift

oban iii linocut

oban iii

From the deck of the ferry to Mull, Oban is a layer cake of Victorian architecture. Bay-fronted villas wind up the hill from the hotels and distillery on the Esplanade to the Colosseum-like McCaig’s Tower. Linocut Image size 10x30cm Edition:50 Sold out We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us -winston churchill