The Crickhowell Open Studios 2018

I'm taking part in the Crickhowell Open Studios again this year. It seems to have come round again very quickly and the panic is starting to set in! Have I got enough work? Will anyone be able to find the studio? Do I need to paint the walls again (after a bit of overenthusiastic paint spattering)? It may have been a lot of work last year but it was also a lot of fun and it was great to meet new people and talk about painting, printing, art in general and have some tea and cake! I must say a big thank you to everyone who is involved in organising the event each year. This is only my second year involved but this year Crickhowell Open Studios is celebrating its tenth anniversary. I'm going to

Barn Owl and Winter Hedgerow

I've recently completed another largish reduction linocut print. It is of a Barn Owl, not one of the most common birds in the area (I think this part of the Beacons is at the edge of its territory)but one of my favourites. I've been doing some paintings of the hedge in winter very close to my house. I like the silhouette made because at some time in the past the hedge has been 'layed' and the sharp edge and sides, from where Chris the farmer has expertly trimmed it for many years. The print matches the Otter Moon in size and in many of the colourways (so once again this is a varied edition). As is my usual way of working, I first developed the original design using blue acrylic to get the to

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