Sunday, 30 November 2014

Seasons Greetings

Hi Everyone

I am still out there working but have had a few technical problems this year which I hope to resolve shortly..
I will be back blogging in the New Year hopefully with lots of updates and images...
meanwhile the website is still tricky for me to update - you can view evrything there so far at
but check the blog for news and I will post up when the web-site is being added to again
no Lewes printmakers calendar this year for similar reasons....
but the work continues and I'm fine, just busy!..........will speak soon.......

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Battle of Lewes and Turn the Page

My Printmaking Group have been working hard for the Battle of Lewes celebrations in May - this is our new book - an Alphabet Book of the Battle of Lewes consisting of 26 cards with the images and a booklet of explanatory text containing  lots of interesting and less well known details about the battle and its significance for our parliamentary history, all packaged as a nice little book about the size of a good sized paperback.

The original prints are made up into a large concertina book which is on display in the Lewes Town Hall.
The paperback book can be purchased there or from the Tom Paine Printing Press shop, 151 High Street
for a very reasonable sum ( £12 ).

Meanwhile I will be away missing some of the celebrations as I am doing the Turn the Page Artists Book Fair in Norwich the first friday and saturday of May. It's a lovely venue, was well attended by people from all over last year; this year it has an interesting program alongside the stands; and it's a beautiful city to explore. I was so inspired by it last year that will be showing some little books about Norfolk - The Man in the Moon and a litttle display about Nelson.
see earlier blogs ( august and october) for more images.


Saturday, 1 March 2014

New Year well on its way.....

And I have not blogged since before Christmas...I've been far too busy trying to catch up with myself and finish work that I showed at Oxford Fine Press Fair so I could start the year anew.
Well , its 1st March and I am just about there - starting 2 important new books with James Simpson and playing with the idea of a 3rd that follows on from my Irish book Mharbna...
see below ( previous post) for images of Mharbna and my website for other books
which will hopefully be updated in due course

I am concentrating on working rather than exhibiting at book fairs this year , but I will be doing the 2nd Book Fair at Norwich, Turn the Page, at the beginning of May ( it was such an enjoyable experience last year )

and I seem to be booked for several talks....
first up will be about Peggy Angus at MMU Special Collections in Manchester in conjunction with the Manchester Museum of People's History Women in Print event
next friday march 7th
and scroll down to Women in Print  1920-1965

There will be an exhibition about Peggy Angus at Towner starting July 12th until september 21st
with a program of events , of which more anon. I will hopefully be doing another Peggy Angus walk from Charleston in the late summer - date to be confirmed.

Thursday march 20th I am giving a talk about Art and Archaeology with reference to my past work  for the University of Sussex Archaeology Society; starts at 7pm, venue ARTS A2, University of Sussex - free to all, just turn up, £2 with free wine reception afterwards
Lecture Series 2013-14

May sees the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes and my printmaking group are producing an alphabet book to celebrate the month of festivities in town - this will be a packet of cards of the prints with an accompanying booklet and an exhibition of the finished concertina book somewhere in Lewes, watch this space
and see
website in process of being refashioned....
we will be showing at the May Fayre at Lewes Priory May 10th  and the weekend of the Festival in town 17/18th May

more images of all this as the year unfolds.......