James Cook V - mixed media

james cook v

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer who achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.  Cook became commander of HM Bark Endeavour in 1766 for the first of three Pacific voyages, sailing thousands of miles across largely…

merino vi - screenprint

merino vi

The Merino is originally from Spain, where the economic value of its soft, fine wool was so high that the penalty for exporting the sheep was death. The Merino was first brought to New Zealand in large numbers by European colonists in the 19th century. Screenprint 15x15cm Edition : 3 $90 In order to be…

merino v - screenprint

merino v

The Merino is originally from Spain, where the economic value of its soft, fine wool was so high that the penalty for exporting the sheep was death. The Merino was first brought to New Zealand in large numbers by European colonists in the 19th century. Screenprint 15x15cm Varied edition : 24 $90 In order to…

merino iv - screenprint

merino iv

The Merino is originally from Spain, where the economic value of its soft, fine wool was so high that the penalty for exporting the sheep was death. The Merino was first brought to New Zealand in large numbers by European colonists in the 19th century. Screenprint 15x15cm Varied edition : 24 $90 In order to…

merino iii screenprint

merino iii

The Merino is originally from Spain, where the economic value of its soft, fine wool was so high that the penalty for exporting the sheep was death. The Merino was first brought to New Zealand in large numbers by European colonists in the 19th century. Screenprint 15x15cm Edition: 12 $90 In order to be an…

merino ii - screenprint

merino ii

The Merino is originally from Spain, where the economic value of its soft, fine wool was so high that the penalty for exporting the sheep was death. The Merino was first brought to New Zealand in large numbers by European colonists in the 19th century. Screenprint 15x15cm Varied edition : 18 $90 In order to…

merino i - screenprint

merino i

The Merino is originally from Spain, where the economic value of its soft, fine wool was so high that the penalty for exporting the sheep was death.  The Merino was first brought to New Zealand in large numbers by European colonists in the 19th century. Screenprint 15x15cm Edition: 5 $90 In order to be an…

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…

in the midnight hour

Being a night owl, this is a familiar view of Oban …. McCaig’s Tower, with lace curtains. Screenprint Image size 9x27cm Edition: 6 £45 The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. -einstein

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…

navigate ii - screenprint

navigate ii

Screenprint Varied edition: 13 prints c. 20x40cm “The attention of navigators was fully taken up  with the perfecting of their science,  the development of nautical astronomy, the study of the forces which control the magnetic needle, the discovery of the longitude, the search for new lands and new routes.” -Narrative of the Cruise of HMS…

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

a small gallery

a small gallery

“A Small Gallery” is inspired by the pleasure I get from leafing through a collection of prints I received as a result of participating in the 20:20 Print Exchange. A selection of my prints is presented in a box which can be treated like a book: leave it on a coffee table or bookshelf and…

paisley girl screenprint

paisley girl

In 1697, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Christian Shaw, daughter of the Laird of Bargarran, complained of being tormented by local witches.  Seven people, known as the Paisley, Bargarran or Renfrewshire witches, were found guilty of having bewitched Shaw and were condemned to death. Five of them were hanged then burned on the Gallow Green in Paisley on…

something wicked this way comes

something wicked this way comes

Even the three Graces can be made to look sinister in the right light … The role of the three witches in Shakepeare’s Macbeth is ambiguous – they are never actually referred to as witches in the play.  One interpretation is that they were inspired by the Fates – the Moirai of Greek mythology -…

boil & bubble

boil and bubble

Delia, Mary and Nigella as the witches in Macbeth …. Screenprint 40x30cm Varied edition: 11 prints £100 Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing, For a charm…

familiars screenprint

familiars

The witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth mention three familiars: Greymalkin, a gray cat; Paddock, a toad; and Harpier, an owl. The witches’ face is also familiar, the face of soprano Lina Cavalieri, used by Piero Fornasetti as a motif in much of his work. Screenprint 40x30cm Edition: 7 £100

familiars screenprint

familiars

The witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth mention three familiars: Greymalkin, a gray cat; Paddock, a toad; and Harpier, an owl. The witches’ face is also familiar, the face of soprano Lina Cavalieri, used by Piero Fornasetti as a motif in much of his work. Screenprint 40x30cm Edition: 7 £100

screenprinting James Cook

screenprints

Screenprints are created by pressing ink indirectly onto paper through a mesh screen. I make small screen prints in my studio and large screen prints using workshop facilities at the Glasgow Print Studio.  I create stencils from paper shapes, hand-drawn or computer-generated images and photographs.  Photo-emulsion stencils are prepared at the Glasgow Print Studio.  The…