Northern Wheatear

I saw my first wheatear on the grass retaining bank near the car-park at Wilstone Reservoir near Tring.  It was a bracing spring day – clear skies, bright sunshine and a nipping wind that stung the cheeks as I searched the hedgerow for a singing chiff-chaff that had caught my…

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A few print images from through the year

This is a collection of some of the print derived digital images that I have produced this year. All are linocuts that have been cut and hand-printed, then scanned and digitally manipulated to produce the colour images. A more traditional approach would be to add colour through separate printed plates,…

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In the shadow of Cheviot

Towards the head of College Valley, skirted by a burn of brown and spuming crystal white water, with the Cheviot massif towering high to it’s east, stands a shepherd’s refuge. Like others dotted across the hill sides and valleys across Northumberland and other wild places, it provides shelter to sheep, shepherd and…

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