Shropshire Open 2018

Pleased to find out that both my entries for the Shropshire Open have been accepted this year. A small oil painting ‘Jar’, and a linocut ‘English Bridge Steps, Shrewsbury’.

Jar dp#1

Jar dp#1, Oil on board, 6 x 6 ins, Jan 2016

English Bridge Steps, Shrewsbury

English Bridge Steps, Shrewsbury. Linocut. 200mm x 275mm March 2018

More fog

Having been encouraged by the response to my print of fog in Cardingmill Valley I have just finished a new print of ‘Fog, English Bridge, Shrewsbury’. This uses the same technique of printing on several layers of tracing paper and then sandwiching them together.

Fog, English Bridge, Shrewsbury 2


Added a new etching to my website. It’s a tree on the Long Mynd, between the Burway and Cow Ridge. An edition of 20, one of which has already found its way to an airbnb in Church Stretton.

Tree 2 - Long Mynd, Shropshire

Tree 2 – Long Mynd, Shropshire. Etching. 135mm x 100mm Edition of 20. May 2018


Another drypoint etching. The 15th century Abbotts House in Butcher Row, Shrewsbury (at the moment housing Philpotts Sandwich shop). The small press that I now have makes printing so much easier. Hand burnishing was very time consuming and didn’t provide enough pressure to do etching.

Philpotts, Shrewsbury

15th century Abbotts House in Butcher Row, Shrewsbury Etching 100mm x 145mm 2018

Art Vaults move

The Art Vaults is moving! Unfortunately they have no confirmed premises at the moment but are hoping to get somewhere with larger gallery space in the centre of Shrewsbury. In the meantime they have sold another of my small still life paintings!

Orkney cheese & apple dp#3

Orkney cheese & apple dp#3, Oil on board, 6 x 6 ins, Jan 2016

Gallery 3

All four of the ‘postcard’ paintings have been sold in the exhibition at Gallery 3 in Shrewsbury. (Hopefully to the same person!)