2012 Oban winter festival

herring girls

Some twisted Victoriana, celebrating the second Oban Winter Festival. Herring girls followed the herring fishing fleets, to gut and pack the silver darlings. I hope they spent some of their hard-earned cash on party dresses and hats for the post-work ceilidhs … Digital collage 21x30cm

observatory iv - screenprint

observatory iv

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon against particular landmarks. Screenprint 11x32cm Edition: 10 £75

observatory iii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones and cup and ring marks is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon. Linocut & collage 8x25cm Edition: 10 £90

observatory ii

observatory ii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones and cup and ring marks is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon. Linocut 8x25cm Edition:10 £60

observatory i

observatory i

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones and cup and ring marks is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon. Linocut & collage 8x33cm Edition: 10 £60

linear v

linear v

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  An important feature is the linear cemetery, five cairns – Glebe, Nether Largie North, Nether Largie Mid, Nether Largie South & Ri Cruin – arranged in a three mile line. Linocut & gold leaf 8×36.5cm Edition: 15 £60

kilmartin i

kilmartin i

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  An important feature is the linear cemetery, five cairns – Glebe, Nether Largie North, Nether Largie Mid, Nether Largie South & Ri Cruin – arranged in a three mile line. Linocut & gold leaf 22×36.5cm Edition: 7 £90

icon iv - linocut

icon iv

Το Χρυσαφένιο Ελάφι – the golden stag A Scottish icon – the stag – given the Byzantine treatment. Linocut 14x14cm Edition: 12 £45

icon iii - linocut

icon iii

Το Χρυσαφένιο Ελάφι – the golden stag A Scottish icon – the stag – given the Byzantine treatment. Linocut 14x14cm Varied edition: 17 Gilded: £50 Plain: £45

icon ii

icon ii

Ο Χρυσαφένιος Ταύρος – the golden bull A Scottish icon – a Highland bull – given the Byzantine treatment. Linocut 14x14cm Varied edition: 15 Sold out

icon i

icon i

Το Χρυσόμαλλο Δέρας – the golden fleece A Scottish icon – the Blackface sheep – given the Byzantine treatment. Linocut 14x14cm Varied edition:17 Gilded: £50 Plain: £45

Claremont Villa, Oban mosaic

a monument to persistence: 2012

Year 5 Days 64-68: The White Tiger of the West & disordered chess board Days 69-72: Diamonds are forever Days 73-75: The phoenix of the south and circles Days 76-77: More diamonds Day 78: A love story – seatbacks based around Bjorn Wiinblad month plates “Decorate your home.  It gives the illusion that your life…

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

inside scotland - collage

inside scotland

Collages of a laser-cut map of Scotland and some Scottish ephemera. Tunnock’s teacake and caramel log wrappers (Yes, I do have to eat the teacakes!) Scottish pound notes Scottish regional postage stamps Harris tweed The Scottish Play – pages from Shakespeare’s shortest, bloodiest tragedy Collage A4 Varied edition £30

2125 fathoms - digital collage

2125 fathoms

At each sampling station, the crew determined the depth, measured temperature, trawled and dredged for samples at various depths between the surface and the sea floor.  On 31 January 1873, at a depth of 2150 fathoms, a new member of the Pennatulida family was dredged up – the phosphorescent Umbellula thomsonii. Digital collage Limited edition:…

challenger II - digital collage

challenger ii

The Royal Navy ship HMS Challenger was a three-masted corvette with an auxiliary steam engine.  The ship was modified for scientific work, with laboratories for natural history and chemistry. Digital collage Limited edition: 10 prints 36x150cm

on the shoulders of giants - digital collage

on the shoulders of giants

The Challenger Expedition built on the work of the many philosophers, explorers and scientists who, in the past, had tried to understand the ocean. On the shoulders of giants features the crew of HMS Challenger, with the names of some of the people and ships that went before them. Digital collage Limited edition: 10 prints…

atlantic - digital collage

atlantic

“Challenger left Santa Cruz, Tenerife, on the evening of the 14th February. The weather was bright and pleasant, with a light breeze from the northeast. A southwesterly course was pursued for a few days, until well within the northern limit of the trade wind, after which the route followed was, as nearly as practicable, in…

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

rowan ii - screenprint

rowan ii

The rowan tree is common around Oban, particularly prominent at the end of summer when it carries brilliant vermilion berries. Screenprint 10x15cm Edition: 24 £40

temple wood vi - screenprint

temple wood vi

Temple Wood is the site of two circles. The larger circle contains thirteen stones, with evidence that there were seven others, and probably dates from around 3,000 BCE.  It’s purpose is uncertain: it is possible that the northern circle was constructed to align with the mid-day sun on the winter solstice.  The wood is a…