Neo:artprize shortlisting

Announced by neo:art gallery last week, ‘The Carpet Factory’ conglomerate drawing has been shortlisted by the panel and will appear in the final show. The Exhibition opens on 27th August at Neo:art gallery, Bolton.  For more information see

Photopolymer intaglio plate making!

Thanks to the lovely people at East London Printmakers, I’ve finally got my head around photopolymer etching. This has totally opened up a new method of allowing me to transfer from drawing to print getting a little more contrast into my work (which I battled with in the Cebeci Hani illustrations) while keeping hold of some of the gestural mark making of pencil line that I have always loved.

As part of the test printing process I found that applying a preset curve in photoshop was hugely effective in producing a good range of tone in the final print (though I’m still not sure I understand how Helen came to actually creating the curve- that will remain the ‘magic’ bit for now!).

Here are a few photos from the studio…