I took part in the first Sheffield Artists Book Fair on 5th October, a great success.
Saturday 20th July,11-6, the first Hotbed Press 'Wayzgoose' Print Fair, Hotbed Press, Cow Lane Salford. Looking forward to meeting fellow printmakers old and new at this new event.
News Update, I have recently been elected to Manchester Academy of Fine Art, which is a great professional boost. I look forward to exhibiting with MAFA, and the first one coming up is at the Atkinson Art Gallery, [Landing Gallery] See exhibitions listings for details.
I continue to exhibit with Cheshire Artists network and with Outlne Art. As usual, there will be several pieces of my work at the lovely Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw in Llanbedrog for the summer exhibition. Well worth a visit to this beautiful part of Wales.
2018 was a challenging year, with a major solo exhibition and numerous group exhibitions. I took part in both the Liverpool and Manchester Artists Book Fair, and the highly successful North Wales Print Fair and the Mostyn Gallery.
My artists books continue to prove very popular, and in 2019 I plan to develop these, in various formats, using my own printmaking, handmade paper and handpainted hosho paper.
I also plan to extend my use of saline sulphate etching techniques, which are a major interest.
No doubt there will be a further series of collagraphs, as the Concrete Coast series has reached a natural conclusion.
Outline Art, one of several professional groups to which I belong, had an exhibition at Jobling Gowler in Macclesfield. The venue, a very supportive and enthusiastic firm of solicitors and therapists, has been a wonderful place to exhibit and sell work, over a number of years.
Earlier this year I took part in the first North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair at Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, on Saturday 9th March
I am teaching several workshops for specific art and craft groups throughout the year and am available for tailor made workshops to suit our group. On Sturday 13th July I will be introducing Artists Books to the Leek and District Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers.