Tuesday, 11 December 2012

tis warm by the fire

mince meat recipe:
2 bags of mixed currents
1 small bag of cranberries
1 bag of mixed peel
mixed spices to taste
a few glugs of captain morgans spiced, rum and brandy
cup of orange juice
1 box of muscavado sugar

I put all the above into a pan and heated slowly till the sugar melted. once cooled i added more rum.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


I'm exhibiting with the Sussex Arts Collective at the Hop Gallery in Lewes. Open from Saturday 1st  until 22nd December. There will be a variety of artists and makers showing and there are lots of great xmas presents available to buy. Private View is on Sunday morning from 10am till 1pm with a complimentary breakfast of er.... wine and pastries ;)
Here is a new print that will be on show

Monday, 26 November 2012


new etching. . . :) 



I went to Malta for a little holiday a couple of weeks ago. We hired a scooter and travelled around, got the ferry to Gozo... went to the blue grotto where the water glows beneath the surface, we found a gorgeous little fishing village called Xlendi and had  one of the best meals of the holiday at San Andrea, with fresh pesto and bread as an appetizer, delicious plump olives and risotto. The hotel and restaurant have candle lit tables right on the bay and the crashing waves are metres from your table. The place and it's architecture reminded me of a mezzotint I made.

 We also visited Hagar Qim a megalithic goddess temple thought to be one of the most ancient religious sites on Earth. There are points in the building that line up to the equinox and solstice sun position, the whole building appears to be shaped like a big fat earth goddess ... 
Back to work now and getting things ready for Xmas Shows. . . 

Friday, 5 October 2012

beaver brook

I came across Beaver Brook website whilst looking at Cabin Porn and wanted to share it with you... A bunch of lovely folk living and building beautiful wooden structures in the forests of Sullivan County NY

Monday, 1 October 2012

bees mouth

I've started going to life drawing class at the Bees Mouth on Western Road in Brighton. It's a really chilled session, you can drink a pint whilst you draw

Thursday, 13 September 2012


i now have an online shop LAND OF ERIN thanks to Folksy... here you can buy my limited edition original prints, with more items coming soon...

Friday, 31 August 2012

tom paine

today i delivered some work to TOM PAINE Printing Press, in Lewes, 151 the high street... which apparently is the centre of the cosmos. Peter Chasseaud runs the shop and studio, with a working 18th century common press. His work and shop are pictured below:  TO SHOW THE COMPLEXITIES OF LETTERPRESS TECHNOLOGY AND THE CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE OF THE PRINTED WORD IN DISSEMINATING IDEAS.  my country is the world, and my religion is to do good , Thomas Paine, Rights of Man 1791


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

pumpkin face

these are the awards i won at the village fete - actually they are Erikas ;)

...so does an Irish Bar in an old horsebox
Shank's Pony

next doors washing line
pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheese cake (?), pumkin soup...... recipeeeez hmmm


proud to say my artwork was used for the album eucatastrophe by small shipwrecks 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Sunday, 19 August 2012

busy bee

So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. - Edward Abbey
it's too lovely outside to be doing things like blogs... must get the sun on my skin before it disappears for another 6 months

Rafael Correa - mucho respeto, nuff said

Saturday, 4 August 2012

peace camp

a couple of weeks ago i went to an art installation called PEACE CAMP, simultaneously held on the same weekend at different coastal locations around the U.K. celebrating landscape and love poetry.

. open only at night till sunrise, you walked a mile or so down a lantern lit muddy track to one of my favourite beaches in this area.. and into a field full of glowing tents, with a sound piece of spoken word  ... the stories i heard seemed to be quite cynical and sad :( , but it was a really comforting atmosphere to just lie down amongst the glow and listen, like having a bedtime story read with the sound of the ocean waves in the background. this night i even took a midnight swim in the sea, the stars were out, on the horizon the ferry was on it's way to france, the coast guard cottage had a warm flicker of candle light in the window and i felt as though i was in one of my etchings 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

louis avebury

i woke up this morning with the name 'Louis Avebury' in my head... it isn't a persons name, at least i don't think it is. avebury is a place i really should have been to being the largest neolithic henge monument. last night i was etching a new plate of a landscape in wales with a stone circle in the distance, so maybe that's why the name was in my mind. i found this film made by derek jarman in 1971, the soundtrack is by experimental post-industrial band Coil. i love the dreamy quality of super-8 film.
 i will over the summer visit this place

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

commission please!

commission complete for Roger....
 i'll be on my way in my beloved Vincent to drop it off this morning... not to wales mind, just brighton
Vincent at Mwnt West Wales...mwah