News

Have a look at what I've been up to recently and what's in the pipeline.

Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition

01/04/2021

I’m pleased to be exhibiting my linocut “Spring greens”
Spring greens
in the OAS members exhibition. Online from 27th March until the 18th April.
See the Oxford Art Society in my “links” section to view the exhibition.

Zuleika Gallery Exhibition

21/03/2021

I’m delighted to have my linocut “out of the blue” chosen to appear in the Zuleika Gallery exhibition, in aid of Maggie’s Oxford, and even more delighted that it has already sold!
Out of the. Lue

To visit the exhibition please go to my links section.

Artweeks venues announced!

19/02/2021

Tall Poppies (Blue sky)

I’ve just found out that my Artweeks venue number will be 256. Only 10 weeks to May now!! Fingers crossed for a real life exhibition.
Checkout the Artweeks website via my links section for info about venues and artists.

Cards for sale at Chalgrove

01/02/2021

I’m very happy to say that my greetings cards are now for sale in my local post office.
The post office at Chalgrove OXON has been revamped to sell a range of new gifts and cards, some of which are by local artists.
I’m very pleased to be supporting and supported by this local outlet.

Artweeks 2021

14/01/2021

Well, I've taken the plunge and signed up for a solo show for Artweeks 2021. Hopefully by May we will be in a postion to hold real-life exhibitions again.
Updates to follow.

Website Shop Now Open!

30/12/2020

My prints and cards are now available to purchase directly here from my website!

Happy Christmas

26/12/2020

Happy Christmas to you, and best wishes for the New Year.
I’m sure we all want to put 2020 behind us, move forward and enjoy a safe return to normality.
I’m particularly looking forward to exhibiting my art at real life exhibitions once more, although updating and improving my online presence has been one of the small positive outcomes of this year.

My online shops are shut now for the holidays until 2nd January 2021.
Stay safe, keep well, all the best
G x

Christmas exhibition

13/12/2020

I’m currently exhibiting at the Thame Museum in Oxfordshire with a group of artists from the Thame Art Crawl. The exhibition runs from now until Christmas and opens Wednesdays and Saturdays 10-4pm

December update

13/12/2020

I’m very pleased to say that all my calendars have been well received and have now sold out.

Creativity Found Podcast

14/11/2020

I was recently interviewed by Claire Waite Brown for her Creativity Found podcast. All about creative people who found – or re-found – their creativity as adults. Their childhood experiences of the arts, discussing how they came to the artistic practices they now love, and the barriers they may have experienced between the two.
I’m in episode two. (You’ll find the podcast in my links section )
Let me know what you think!

15th -18th October 2020 Thame Art Crawl

16/10/2020

The Thame Art Crawl is from 15th - 18th October. I am exhibiting at Fitch &Fellows in Thame Buttermarket. You can pick up your crawl map there and check out my prints at the same time!

5th October 2020 Oxford Art Society Open Exhibiton

05/10/2020

I currently have two of my linocuts (Tall Poppies and B, B flat) in the Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition. This is now by necessity online only but you can view the whole Exhibition on the OAS website and many works are available to buy. You’ll find the link to the Oxford Art Society in my yellow links section above.

12th September 2020 Looking forward to Autumn...

12/09/2020

I have had two prints preliminarily selected for the Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition, this will be held at the St John The Evangelist Church Oxford from 3-18 October.
I will also be exhibiting at the Thame Art Crawl in Fitch and Fellows shop from 15-18th October. The third piece of news is that I am currently putting the finishing touches to my 2021 calendar which will be for sale in my ETSY shop from mid to late October. Please do message me if you would like to reserve one.

11th August 2020 Artfinder reinstatement.

12/08/2020

I’ve just restocked and reinstated my ARTFINDER shop after a short break. It’s here that I’ll sell my larger prints. I’ve put it in the “links” section.

30th July 2020
New cards

30/07/2020

New cards
Yesterday I had a lovely delivery of cards featuring new and older designs. I have these printed with Sixprint, and as usual they are fabulous quality. I’m really pleased with these and I’m now busy putting them up for sale in my ETSY shop.

29th JULY 2020 New work.

29/07/2020

New linocut of The Owl and the Pussycat, one I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I think this will make a lovely greetings card.
The owl and the pussycat

23 JULY 2020
Oxford Mail article

23/07/2020

Hertford Bridge in the Oxford Mail

My linocut of Hertford Bridge was featured in yesterday’s Oxford Mail article promoting the August bank holiday Bicester Art Show.
Oxford Mail Feature

20 JULY 2020
Bicester Art Exhibition

20/07/2020

At the end of August I will be exhibiting at an exciting event in Bicester.
Spread across three floors and with over 200 works on view, the exhibition will highlight the talent of local artists and showcase a broad and varied range of media and styles, such as print, photography, mixed media, oil and watercolours. The exhibition will have something on view for all artistic tastes.

Visitors will be invited to view the work, with the opportunity to purchase limited edition prints and original artworks.

The FREE ENTRY exhibition will be held at Cinch Storage, 1 Arkwright Rd, Bicester, OX26 4SU and open 29th August (10am-4pm), 30th and 31st August (10am - 2pm)
For more info, find Bicester Arts Exhibition in my links section.

JULY 2020

08/07/2020

A little departure from all the flowers! Here I’ve decided to continue with the small series of Oxford prints, this time with a print to Hertford Bridge also known as the Bridge of Sighs. I’ve enjoyed using a limited colour palette here, working in this style makes me happy
Hertford Bridge (Bridge of Sighs) OXFORD

JULY 2020

06/07/2020

Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?
So here is the finished print! The last colour to go on was the dark pink, making two pinks, three greens plus the background sky/earth. I have an admission - when I did the background I didn’t like it very much so I decided to make another another set alongside these with no background (second photo) Now I’ve changed my mind and I really like both equally! I just put these up for sale in my ETSY shop at £45
Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? (Blue sky)

I hope you’ve liked the series of posts showing how this was made.

JULY 2020

02/07/2020

Nearly done
we’re getting close to the end now I promise. In the first picture you can see that I have inked with my third and darkest green. This brings out the shadows and highlights and the print really starts to make sense now. The spots on the leaves look less random and more like the texture I was going for (I hope.) In the second picture you can see the deep pink inked onto the Lino. Here I’m wiping away any stray marks that might transfer to the wrong parts, such as the sky etc. I’ve done quite a bit of wiping on this print. There is very little of the Lino surface that has not been carved now. One more colour to go and the print will be finished. Hopefully will post that tonight.
Wiping away

JULY 2020

02/07/2020

More CARVING -we’re getting close to the end now I promise. In the first picture you can see that I have inked with my third and darkest green. This brings out the shadows and highlights and the print really starts to make sense now. The spots on the leaves look less random and more like the texture I was going for (I hope.) In the second picture you can see the deep pink inked onto the Lino. Here I’m wiping away any stray marks that might transfer to the wrongs parts, such as the sky etc. I’ve done quite a bit of wiping on this print ?? There is very little of the Lino surface that has not been carved now. One more colour to go and the print will be finished. Hopefully will post that tonight ????

JULY 2020

01/07/2020

The REGISTRATION. In printing terms, registration is the method for lining up layers of a multilayer print so that they match up exactly and the print looks crisp and makes sense. If the registration is poor the print will look blurry. I use a very simple method of registration which uses two 90 degree corners fixed on top of each other. (If anyone is interested in more detail please message me). The method I use is pretty foolproof and saves a lot of time messing about with tabs and pins. Sometimes I like the effect of slight mis-registration and you can see a sliver of the underneath colour as an accent which add another dimension to the print.

JUNE 2020

30/06/2020

Monoprint background
Moving on to the CARVING. This is a reduction print which means a single Lino block is carved “reduced” in stages and the colours are printed in layers from each carved stage. The advantage being that only one block is needed and also using the same block for each layer /colour means it will exactly match and line up with what’s going on before. Here I have carved away all the areas I want left white (bare paper) I’m also using a graphite stick to take and impression and check my carving ( below). The top picture is my background and I’ve let the roller define the edges of the print so it allow a random (monoprint) effect.
Foxgloves graphite rub

JUNE 2020

30/06/2020

The LINO. Continuing this series of pictures showing the stages of my foxglove print. The lino (in this case Japanese vinyl) block is cut to size using a craft knife and then I sand the surface lightly. Sanding makes hundred of tiny scratches on the surface and I find this makes the ink adhere better. Then I transfer the pencil tracing onto the lino by rubbing with a wooden spoon. This gives a very faint outline of the picture, enough for me to go over with my sharpie so that the image will stay on the lino throughout many inkings. I’m finally ready to start to carve...

JUNE 2020

25/06/2020

I though you might like to follow the making of my next print from start to finish. First the IDEA. I had the idea for a print of Foxgloves. Where do the ideas come from? Most of you will know that my work is based on flowers and nature. This year because of lockdown I’m noticing things close to home and following the tiny changes of the seasons more than ever - every week there are new flowers coming into bloom. Ideas sometimes come from scrutinising other people’s work too. I see a painting or a print and think “well I like that part, but that other bit not so much” or “I like the way they’ve done the clouds” or “those colours look amazing together, but I wouldn’t do it like that” so yes, I steal ideas of the good bits! On a recent walk I photographed these foxgloves. I took plenty of pictures on my phone camera and made sure to get shots of all the different parts of the plant for reference. Back home I’ll decide if I’ve got the right reference photos, if not I’ll look on the internet for reference photos for the missing parts for example how the veins in a leaf are set out -I like to try to be reasonably botanically accurate!
Foxgloves photo

MAY 2020

30/04/2020

Artweeks is nearly here! The festival has now moved online. There will be daily themed trails and artists galleries to follow. Lots of lovely local art and artists to discover, go to
www.artweeks.org
Artweeks logo

SPRING 2020

25/04/2020

So it’s 2020 and lockdown is upon us in the UK. Strange times and everyone is finding new ways to manage their daily lives. All the art shows have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. Making art in isolation feels different. At the moment I’m enjoying not needing to produce to a certain specification for any events or shows, so my output can be driven by my imagination and whims alone.

APRIL 2019

08/04/2019

OXFORD ART SOCIETY Members’ exhibition.
I’m thrilled to have three of my prints selected for the Members’ exhibition in Woodstock. It’s on until 28th April 2019.
Passionflower in the shadows
To a wild rose

MARCH 2019

08/04/2019

Art on the Hill at Brill OXON. I had a very successful show at Brill this year it’s quite a bit of interest and some sales of my work.

JANUARY 2019

16/01/2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And to kick off the new year, some very good news.
I have been invited to become a member of the Oxford Art Society and recently attended a lovely gathering at Browns Oxford for new members to meet the committee and each other. What a great way to start the year!

OCTOBER 2018
Linocut Day with Beth Jenkins

25/10/2018

Yesterday I spent a lovely day at Ardington Arts and Crafts centre learning some new linocut techniques with Beth Jenkins, lots of new ideas to try out at home.

OCTOBER 2018 Thame Art Crawl

25/10/2018

2018 was the first year that I exhibited at the Thame Art Crawl. My pop-up exhibition was at the Bell Kitchen Design Studio. We had quite a few visitors and it was a good opportunity to show off my work.

SEPTEMBER 2018
Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition Success!

25/10/2018

September 2018 also saw two of my linocuts being accepted into the Oxford Art Society Open exhibition: Christmas in the Covered Market and Honeysuckle in the shadows.

SEPTEMBER 2018
OXFORD ART BOOK

25/10/2018

Sept 2018 The Oxford Art Book launch at Blackwells was a great success, my print Christmas in the Covered Market was selected to be included.
Christmas in the Covered Market, OXFORD

MARCH 2018
Brill Art on The Hill

23/03/2018

This weekend 24th and 25th March 2018 it’s Art on the Hill at Brill Oxfordshire and I’m pleased to be displaying quite a few prints, framed and unframed. Lots of other artists affordable work on display there and refreshments too!
I had a very successful time at AOTH with quite a few sales and even a possible commission!

FEBRUARY 2018
The Oxford Art Book

01/02/2018

I’m very happy as today I received an email saying that my linocut Covered Market at Christmas has been selected for inclusion in the Oxford Art Book which will be published later this year. I submitted three images in December and this one was chosen which was a surprise as I though it was the least likely candidate. There are still stages to go through as the image needs to be consistent with the final look of the book (so it may yet be thrown out) but I’m happy to be selected thus far.

SEPTEMBER 2017
Watlington Art Show.

15/09/2017

I'm currently preparing works to exhibit at the Watlington Art Show, this is very exciting for me as it's my local show and also my first time entering.

SEPTEMBER 2017
Oxford Art Society SUCCESS

12/09/2017

I am thrilled to have two of my Linocuts selected for the OAS Open Exhibition. The exhibition take place from now until 1st October 2017 at the Cloister Gallery, Iffley Road, Oxford.

APRIL 2017
ARTFINDER Shop now open!

24/04/2017

As of today Apri 24th, my prints are available to buy on the online ART marketplace ARTFINDER you can search for me by name or used the link in the section of the top menu. I hope to add more prints very soon.

HAPPY 2017

22/01/2017

Happy 2017 to you!
Well the entry date for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has rolled around much quicker than I expected, so quick in fact that I had nothing prepared at the start of January! I've entered two pieces though, so now I have to get my skates on and get printing. As soon as I'm happy with them I will post pictures of them.

OCTOBER 2016
Stoke Row arts and crafts exhibition

24/10/2016

Very pleased to have successfully dropped off all my prints and cards at the exhibition this morning. I can't wait to visit later in the week and have a look at them displayed.

Index

Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition

01/04/2021

Zuleika Gallery Exhibition

21/03/2021

Artweeks venues announced!

19/02/2021

Cards for sale at Chalgrove

01/02/2021

Artweeks 2021

14/01/2021

Website Shop Now Open!

30/12/2020

Happy Christmas

26/12/2020

Christmas exhibition

13/12/2020

December update

13/12/2020

Creativity Found Podcast

14/11/2020

15th -18th October 2020 Thame Art Crawl

16/10/2020

5th October 2020 Oxford Art Society Open Exhibiton

05/10/2020

12th September 2020 Looking forward to Autumn...

12/09/2020

11th August 2020 Artfinder reinstatement.

12/08/2020

30th July 2020
New cards

30/07/2020

29th JULY 2020 New work.

29/07/2020

23 JULY 2020
Oxford Mail article

23/07/2020

20 JULY 2020
Bicester Art Exhibition

20/07/2020

JULY 2020

08/07/2020

JULY 2020

06/07/2020

JULY 2020

02/07/2020

JULY 2020

02/07/2020

JULY 2020

01/07/2020

JUNE 2020

30/06/2020

JUNE 2020

30/06/2020

JUNE 2020

25/06/2020

MAY 2020

30/04/2020

SPRING 2020

25/04/2020

APRIL 2019

08/04/2019

MARCH 2019

08/04/2019

JANUARY 2019

16/01/2019

OCTOBER 2018
Linocut Day with Beth Jenkins

25/10/2018

OCTOBER 2018 Thame Art Crawl

25/10/2018

SEPTEMBER 2018
Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition Success!

25/10/2018

SEPTEMBER 2018
OXFORD ART BOOK

25/10/2018

MARCH 2018
Brill Art on The Hill

23/03/2018

FEBRUARY 2018
The Oxford Art Book

01/02/2018

SEPTEMBER 2017
Watlington Art Show.

15/09/2017

SEPTEMBER 2017
Oxford Art Society SUCCESS

12/09/2017

APRIL 2017
ARTFINDER Shop now open!

24/04/2017

HAPPY 2017

22/01/2017

OCTOBER 2016
Stoke Row arts and crafts exhibition

24/10/2016