All my etchings and screen-prints are hand printed on high quality archive papers using traditional fine art methods.
Anyone who likes my prints enough to part with their hard earned cash will get an original print on archive paper. I sell my prints at a cost that is enough to cover materials and sundries and also to reinvest in new equipment which helps me keep going. I try to use the best materials I can get. I use high grade copper for my etchings and print onto Hahnemuhle fine art papers. I have a small studio at home but I also use the West Yorkshire Print Workshop facilities for other printmaking such as screen-prints. My digital ink-jet* prints are produced to order by Imagiclee.
*I only use digital ink-jets to reproduction images I make with computer software or iPad and a pressure sensitive pen.
Exhibitions, Art and Print fairs.
I enjoy talking to my customers and want to encourage you to come along and say Hi! I also reduce my prices at these local art and print fairs which helps promote the event and also reward my customers for their support and encouragement. So, keep a look out for your local art or print fair. I will also announce future shows, fairs and exhibitions on this web site and membership sites.
Do you want a framed print?
I can supply a framed print if you need one. All frames are professionally made and I can guarantee you wont be disappointed with the quality of workmanship.
Something about Etching – Aquatint is an intaglio printmaking technique, a variant of etching.
In intaglio printmaking, the artist makes marks on the plate (in my case, aquatint, a copper plate) that are capable of holding ink. The inked plate is passed through a printing press together with a sheet of paper, resulting in a transfer of the ink to the paper. This can be repeated a number of times, depending on the particular technique.
Like etching, aquatint uses the application of a mordant to etch into the metal plate. Where the engraving technique uses a needle to make lines that print in black (or whatever colour ink is used), aquatint uses powdered rosin to create a tonal effect. The rosin is acid resistant and typically adhered to the plate by controlled heating. The tonal variation is controlled by the level of mordant exposure over large areas, and thus the image is shaped by large sections at a time.