The images for my prints are figurative, derived sometimes from coastal or moorland surroundings or from memorable sighting, occasions or distinctive viewpoints. Each design for a print has usually first been a drawing or photograph. There is no single theme in my work, nor any particular issue to pursue through it.
Perhaps the subjects for my prints could be loosely categorised under: Landscapes, Seascapes and Assorted, with the latter embracing a wide range of unrelated sources. An example of this would be the recently completed suite of twelve prints derived from French 13th century stained glass. Contrast these with a trio of prints based on drawings of two people on a train at scenic window seats.
Also under ‘Assorted’ is a print of a ‘Bewick Jackdaw’ and another of a Magnolia tree seen through a fanlight or lunette.
Landscape images include prints of Swaledale sheep in a field at dusk, and a bright sunlit glade seen through a darkened copse of trees.
One Seascape print is of someone looking through a window at an empty beach, while another is of the moon reflected on a calm North Sea.
With the land and seascape images I try to match the particular lighting conditions as I experienced them at the time, attempting a more painterly approach in my prints.