NEW PRINTS PRODUCED
DURING 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
PRINTS HAND FINISHED BY THE ARTIST
Prints hand finished and embellished by the Artist typically in editions of 50
Going back to the beginning 1997 when I made my first silkscreen print of “Tales From Topographic Oceans” I was asked to paint as well as draw remarque’s on the print but I had to be extremely careful as the print paper was not designed to be painted except with a very light touch.
The idea of reworking some of my images had a great appeal for me along with a strong demand for them, so I made some test pieces. The paper we sourced was 638 gsm Heavy Waterford Watercolour paper.
It was ideal and even with a large, very wet area the paper did not buckle or distort.
My thought was to let the image and instinct define what I would do and after a while I realised that I had two distinct approaches. With, for example, “Dragon at Dawn” or “Pathways” I worked with transparent paints to bring out the vividness of the colour in the Dragon and in the foreground spiral in “Pathways”. I loved how this degree of enhancement really reinforced the three dimensional effect.
The other thing I did was to add features. For example on the “Close To The Edge” print I often painted extra trees in the foreground or extra rock forms on “Electric Sheep”.
These hand painted enhancements were my response to the image and the moment but inevitably I have been asked to paint special features and a number of commissions have been completed. These are typically to be negotiated.