Monday, February 20, 2017

Exhibition at Babylon in Ely, 24th February - 19th March

I have been framing work for my first exhibition of the year. It is a group show by six artists called "This Country Life". I will be showing about fifteen engravings, several being exhibited for the first time.

You can see from this invitation card that I am in very good company:

Andy here are the details - I hope that many of you will be able to visit. You are very welcome to attend the preview on Friday 24th 6 - 8pm

This will probably be my only local exhibition in 2017 (although I will be opening my studio again in July. This year I will be opening on Weekends 1, 3 and 4 and I will also be showing smaller groups of engravings in a couple of National Trust properties in Suffolk). It is good to use this opportunity to show some new work. I will be saying more about some of this work separately but here is an older work, a preview and a tease. Lets start with the older engraving:

I am including "Tending Young" which is one of the honeybee stamp designs I engraved for Royal Mail. It is one of two hand coloured engravings that I am including. Here it is:

"Conker Time" was a collaboration with the very highly regarded Incline Press. This started life as an illustration and now has a life of its own. Its based on a tree I know well in Little Downham near Ely:

The other engraving that I will feature is a very new work called "A Breckland Story". I only finished it last night. It is part of an occasional series of engravings that I am making for my own pleasure, rather than as a commission. 
I will jsu give a couple of teases here; the whole image will feature on my blog very soon. Here goes:

Tease No. 1

Tease No. 2 

That's it for this post!