Wow, it’s so uplifting to see a client present my prints so beautifully! These intaglio engraved works printed from pohutukawa end grain have been so sympathetically framed. The client sourced pohutukawa wood which was elegantly turned into mouldings by Tom from Elliot Creative. http://www.elliotcreative.co.nz
These were a new approach for me - graphite and watercolour works on board that were in the Inge Doesburg Gallery end of year exhibition in Dunedin back in December. I’m really excited about continuing in this vein for a little while! It’s quite a different feeling working on a piece that is a one off.
There's been quite a bit of experimenting this year. Much excitement about using silk to create artworks and lots of ideas whirling around for new drypoints and mezzotints. Ah, but so many ideas, so little time......At least I will not be short of material for prints over the next few months.
I've said it before, I love working on copper! It's so beautiful the way the light bounces off it. This image has played on my mind for a long time, so it's very satisfying to see it taking shape. Off to print it now and see how it's progressing.Read More
If you are in Dunedin this weekend, check out this selection of artwork to be auctioned for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust. The auction and gala dinner takes place on April 2nd at the Otago Settlers Museum, the artworks will be hung in an exhibition at the Dunedin Town Hall prior to that. I have two works in the auction. Also included: Marilynn Webb, Inge Doesburg, Kathryn Madill, Chris de Jong, Simon Kaan, Michael Smither, Bing Dawe, Jo Ogier, Joanna Nimmo, Michelle Chalklin-SInclair, Barry Cleavin, Jane Sinclair, Jane Shriffer, Gail de Jong, Janet de Wagt, Bridget Inder, Raymond Jennings, Catherine Garrett and myself Kyla Cresswell. http://www.patfarrytrust.co.nz/auction/
Yes, all the way around the globe, the wonderful Northern Print in Newcastle upon Tyne now has some of my recent series of works in stock. It's a wonderful wee spot in Stepney Bank - check it out. http://www.northernprint.org.uk/home.html
If you are passing through or local to Dunedin, Inge Doesburg Gallery at 6 Castle Street (opposite the train stations) and The Artist's Room at 2 Dowling Street both have a selection of new works being exhibited as part of their Christmas exhibitions. Exhibitions run until 24 December.
Exhibition at Solander Gallery, 218 Willis St, Wellington
28 October - 25 November
Well the month has flown by and we had a wonderful turnout at the exhibition opening at Solander at the end of October. The gallery looks light, bright and inviting and it's been such a pleasure to show with Danielle and Marci. One of the best things about being an artist is the opportunity to meet others, discuss ideas and techniques and be part of this varied experience of life together.
Thanks to all that managed to view the show. Please get in touch if you have any enquiries.Read More
Drypoint plate all inked up and ready to go (pictured upside down here). The forest was made using a dremmel with textured grinding wheels and sandpaper.
So, I have been working away in my studio on a new series of works for an exhibition at Solander Gallery, Wellington at the end of October. It's been like a balm to be surrounded by ink and paper again and I've been cheered on by the rifleman singing in the tree outside - you gotta love spring!
The new works, which I think of as my 'Into the Trees' series, explore my response to real and imagined landscapes in the mediums of embossing, drypoint and mezzotint.
Solander is in upper Willis st, just a block or two down from the motorway and across from the Sunday morning vege markets at number 218. Join us at the opening 5 - 7pm on Friday 30th October. Keep an eye on their website www.solandergallery.co.nz