• Welcome

    About me

    Originally from Leith, Edinburgh, I studied for my degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (University of Dundee), specialising in screen-printing, where I gained a BA in Printed Textiles. After further study at Nottingham Trent University I received a Post Graduate Diploma and then went into a career teaching Art for many years. Recently I have returned to my first love, being an artist printmaker, and am currently focusing on the medium of Linocut.

    Current projects

    My recent work is inspired by my Scottish background and my interest in traditional ‘Sailor Jerry’ style tattoos.

    This year, 2017, I will be exhibiting with Peterborough Artists Open Studios and Northamptonshire Open Studio Trails again.

    I have had my work hung in the City Gallery Peterborough, the Alfred East Gallery Kettering and on display at venues and gallery shops in the local region.

     

    I am currently working on new prints for a solo exhibition early in 2018 at 78 Derngate -The Gallery Upstairs in Northampton.

  • Printing press

    Arty stuff...Studio stuff...Exhibition stuff

    PAOS 2017

    Peterborough Artists Open Studios

    Second weekend over already...had a great time meeting all the visitors who came across to check us out. Next weekend July 8th is the last chance to catch us , 10am-3pm, showcasing some new work at The Thistle Drive Centre, Wessex Close, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8HZ. Thanks to Lindsay for making us so welcome!

    Open Studios 2017

    Peterborough Artists Open Studios

    June 2017 : Looking forward to the next 3 weekends (June 24+25, July 1+2 and 8+9 ) exhibiting in this years Peterborough Artists Open Studios 2017 ( http://paos.org.uk/ ) along with 3 fellow artists. I'm sharing a new venue this year so it'll be great to see as many of you as possible pop down and say hello between 10am - 3pm...and check out several new prints getting their first outing! (For sale soon on the website )

    Venue: The Thistle Drive Centre, Wessex Close, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8HZ
     

    Pick pick pick...

    In the studio 

    Feb. 2017 : Decided to try something different on a new piece I'm working on at the moment. Using a set of steel dental picks to create small holes in the lino...extremely laborious but I'm hoping it will create a subtle textured effect to contrast the strong blacks...watch this space!

    Solo exhibition planning

    78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries

    Jan. 2017 : Been over to Northampton for a meeting with Alison, the House Manager and to check out the gallery space to plan for for my solo exhibition next year. A really great space and mine will be the opening exhibition of 2018 in the gallery ...so its all looking good!...Now, after all that excitement, back to work in the studio!

    Future Exhibition...

    78 Derngate February 2018

    Now this years Open Studios season has ended I'm already working on new ideas for a solo exhibition in Northampton. Really pleased to have been selected for this by 78 Derngate after submitting one of my prints into The Alfred East Gallery, Kettering .

    Primrose Gallery

    Best of Prizewinners gallery space.

    Thanks to Neil at the Primrose Gallery, High Street, Thrapston for taking 'Winter Thistle' to feature in Best of Prizewinners showcase....encouraged to hear of its quick sale...this prints proving a popular one!

    Brilliant NOST weekend at Southwick...

    Northants Open Studio Trails 2016

    Top weekend exhibiting in over in Southwick. Interesting visitors, selling and taking orders for work, NOST's Katie Boyce popping in with news I was an exhibition winner and all with the company of other talented artist friends...Rosemary Coates, Liz Wade, Ian Schollar and Carol Clift ...whats not to love?...cant wait for next year!

    PAOS 2016

    Peterborough Artists Open Studios

    Two great weekends this summer being part of PAOS. Lovely venue space offered by City College to showcase work. Got to say a big thanks to Tony Nero and Muni Arsalani for all the hard work they put in to get PAOS out there and all the encouragement they give to new members like myself. Cheers guys!

  • "Printmaking is fun because it takes a perfectly simple process like drawing and makes it as complicated and error prone as possible."

    - george Bodmer

  • limited edition prints

    I use a single colour relief printing technique, and at times reduction, to produce original handmade limited edition prints. Each print is created from a single block of lino. All my prints are produced on high quality hand-made specialist Italian or German printmaking papers that are 60-75% cotton rag , acid free and have excellent archival permanence.

    The prints are unmounted and unframed unless stated. The measurements listed are the size of the actual printed area but the paper size will be bigger to allow mounts and framing options. An edition number, title, and artist signature will appear below the image on each print.

     

    If you wish purchase any print then please get in touch initially using the contact information below and I can arrange your order and delivery arrangements to suit. You can choose to pay via PayPal, cash or cheque.

     

    Cabrach

    Original Linocut Print

    £110

    Black printed onto Fabriano paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 61 x W 42

    Tembo

    Original Linocut Print

    £110

    Black printed onto Fabriano paper

    Edition of 15

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 60.5 x W 42

    Winter Thistle

    Original Linocut Print

    £80

    Black printed onto Fabriano paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 60.5 x W 42

    Mien

    Original Linocut Print

    £80

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 42 x W 30

    Guise

    Original Linocut Print

    £80

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 42 x W 30

    Repose

    Original Linocut Print

    £80

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 42 x W 30

    Poise

    Original Linocut Print

    £80

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 42 x W 30

    Medusozoa

    Original Linocut Print

    £80

    Blue printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 15

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 42 x W 30

    King

    Original Linocut Print

    £50

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 15

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 30.2 x W 30

    Coos 1

    Original Linocut Print

    £35

    Black printed onto Hahnemuehle paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 19.5 x W 13

    Supplied in 30 x 25 cm picture mount

    Coos 2

    Original Linocut Print

    £35

    Black printed onto Hahnemuehle paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 15.3 x W 20.3

    Supplied in 30 x 25 cm picture mount

    Coos 3

    Original Linocut Print

    £35

    Black printed onto Hahnemuehle paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 15.3 x W 20.3

    Supplied in 30 x 25 cm picture mount.

    Forever

    Original Linocut Print

    £75

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 60.5 x W 42

    Love

    Original Linocut Print

    £75

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 60.5 x W 42

    Mum & Dad

    Original Linocut Print

    £75

    Black printed onto Zerkall paper

    Edition of 30

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 60.5 x W 42

    Dandelion

    Original Linocut Print

    SOLD OUT

    4 colour blue/black printed onto Fabriano paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 24.5 x W 22.5

    Thistle

    Original Linocut Print

    SOLD OUT

    4 colour blue/black printed onto Fabriano paper

    Edition of 10

    Size in cms

    Actual print area H 24.5 x W 22.5

  • Contact Mark

     

    Please contact me if you wish to

    • Place or discuss an order for a print...  
    • Or ask for any information about my work ...

    ​                                                                                  Always happy to answer any enquiries...

     

    Oundle, Northamptonshire, UK
    07972 401629