Category: Print-making

  • Cracked bastion

    Cracked bastion

    Cracked bastion Cracked bastion is a lino-cut print inspired by the ruined wartime fortifications and twisted, wind-blasted trees which can be found throughout Orkney. This print will be on display (and for sale) in the Christmas open exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, from the 18th of November to the 23rd of December,…

  • Someone Else’s Head

    Someone Else’s Head

    Someone else’s head Someone else’s head is a screen print of St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney. It is in two halves, which are partially mirrored but not the same. Each half contains one colour that the other does not. St. Magnus Cathedral is juxtaposed with a neolithic skull and paint splatters. The meaning of…

  • Lino-cut Starling with stars

    Lino-cut Starling with stars

    This starling with stars is the first lino-cut I have made for a very long time. It is rough and scrappy and intended to be chaotic. The starling is a very common bird in Orkney, and quite beautiful in its own subtle way. The print was made using a block-printing medium mixed with acrylic paint,…