Following a full on year and a huge amount of wonderful projects I have decided to take a step back during December and leave aside any deadline related work until the new year. Having not taken any time off in the summer I am certainly feeling like my batteries need recharging.
So first stop Highland Print Studio in Inverness. Great facilities, great people and a lovely creative positive environment. The first day was a bit hit and miss with a couple of overworked prints as i wrestled with the process of mono-printing (which I hadn't done in quite a while), but then things started to click, I found my rhythm and the outpouring began. Eighteen prints by the end of day two (at which point I realised i needed to stay on for a couple more days) and now I am looking at a body of work containing over 30 mono-prints and drawings.
Mono-printing is a fantastic process which gives lovely rich results, subtlety of mark and tone and seems to really complement the way I work - upward and onward! A big thank you to Highland Print Studio for accommodating me and for inviting me to present a talk about my work to their 'Wise Guys' older mens group. It was a blast!