1. It’s time for Hot Bed Press 20:20 Print exchange! Here is my submission. It’s a collaboration between Raymond John Dickman and I. The verse is the first paragraph to Ray’s prayer. I set and printed the verse at the John Jarrold Print museum and I lino cut and printed the blue. 

    It’s time for Hot Bed Press 20:20 Print exchange! Here is my submission. It’s a collaboration between Raymond John Dickman and I. The verse is the first paragraph to Ray’s prayer. I set and printed the verse at the John Jarrold Print museum and I lino cut and printed the blue. 

  2. Collaboration with Alister Plowman. Alister used foam sheets to print the setting and I illustrated the print with ink, acrylic paint and gold leaf.

    Collaboration with Alister Plowman. Alister used foam sheets to print the setting and I illustrated the print with ink, acrylic paint and gold leaf.

  3. Print to the People at Norwich Pride 2013.

  4. Print To The People at Latitude festival 2013. Printing T-shirts, caps and masks made some very happy printers…oh, and the kids. 

  5. I’ll be seeing you.

    I’ll be seeing you.

  6. Two finished collaborations I sent to Zach Collins in Minnesota. 

  7. Review : Schwitters in Britain, 30 January – 12 May 2013.

    Schwitters work is inspiring, playful, unique, informative and beautiful. The work on exhibit is insightful into the personality and life of Kurt Schwitters from his time in Germany through to his later life in the Lake district. Some collages were small using paper with traditional cut and paste methods whilst other assemblages were large using wood, fabric, oil paint and paper. Paintings, sculptures, personal letters and drawings were also on show.

    Seeing Kurt’s work felt like time travel. Standing close to one of his collages, felt like looking down at it finished on his desk, with Schwitters breathing behind. His chosen use of materials and visuals make some of his works very informative to the time he was living. One collage called ‘Hit on Crete’ had a part of a newspaper article accounting the invasion made by the Germans on Crete in the mid 40’s. It was fascinating to see up close the mix of typography, imagery and his typical colour selection of soft, yet rich colours, that he playfully matched together creating the individual Schwitters style.

    A piece that drew me in was a collage that included part of an image of Schwitters himself. He mysteriously only put his eyes in the collage. He had used  select warm colours; browns, creams, with touches of dark oranges and reds. The prominent colours drawing my attention came from the black in the black and white photograph of himself composed centrally with the geometric dark brown shape. I like to think of it as an impression of himself. I find the use of eyes very powerful. 

    His need to produce art was evident in personal Letters revealing that he had been rejected by the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition in 1941 and that for some time he was supported by his family- this was personally really encouraging.

    For a part of Schwitters life he was detained in a war camp on the Isle of Man. It was clear that no amount of change or captivity would affect his incessant need to be creative. While held captive he produced paintings out of linoleum flooring and made sculptures using anything he found including porridge. 

    The power of the exhibition, I felt, was unfortunately weakened by the last two rooms. They were instalations; reactions to Schwitters ‘Merz’ work by Laure Prouvost and Adam Chodzko. After seeing such skilled practical delicate work I felt it would have been more appropriate, influencing and encouraging to younger artists to see the work of current collagists.

    That, for me personally, would have been the purest reaction to Schwitters work, showing that Kurt is not only alive in the work on exhibit but is continuing to inspire so many other traditional cut and paste collage artists. 

  8. Iris exhibiting at SOUP LAB, May 2012. →

    Iris on exhibit in May 2012. This is a video documenting her at SOUP LAB’s opening show in Norwich. With thanks to Rachel Rayns for filming Iris and Adam Nicholas for editing the video.

  9. The last two of the eight starter collaboration collages I posted Terry R. Flowers in California. All eight are beautiful. Thanks Terry!

  10. This is a bookcase I was commissioned to paint.

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