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Printmaking Competition – win £250 of Caligo Safewash inks

Jackson’s Art Supplies have invited me to judge a printmaking competition on the theme ‘Impressions of Nature’. The winner will receive a prize of £250 of Caligo Safewash inks (my personal favourites for printing linocuts) and the ‘People’s Choice’ winner chosen by public vote will win £150 worth of Jackson’s gift vouchers. There are gift […]

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Linocut book cover illustration – The Villa Rouge

I did a linocut illustration for the cover of a new book last year: The Villa Rouge, by Maggie Ross. Illustrating book covers is my favourite kind of commission and I have done quite a few now. Of all the linocuts I have made this was the most complex, in terms of the number of […]

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Linocuts: work in progress

Linocutting can be a slow process. In recent years I have taken on more and more complex projects and each time I kick myself when I am several weeks or months in and the end is still not in sight. I am currently working on a pretty big linocut of a pair of Mexican cowboys. […]

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Potato Print Wrapping Paper

My article: Make your own Christmas: Nick Morley’s potato print wrapping paper appears in today’s Guardian ‘Do Something’ magazine. When the Guardian asked me to do an article on potato printing I of course said yes but I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I hadn’t used the lowly spud to make prints since […]

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Linocut workshop at Hello Print Studio, Margate

On Saturday I ran a linocut workshop at Hello Print Studio in Margate, the studio I set up last year. I am very lucky to have such a beautiful studio and I love sharing it with other people (once you have done a workshop you can come back and hire it on Wednesdays). I keep […]

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Linocut illustration for Independent on Sunday

My linocut illustration for the Independent on Sunday appeared in the New Review a couple of weekends ago. I’ve never done an illustration for The Independent before, but I was contacted by Shazia Chaudhry, who commissioned my cover illustration for ICON when she worked there. So thank you Shazia! Making linocut illustrations is a relatively […]

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Colour linocut workshop at Art Academy London

My colour linocut workshop at Art Academy London has just finished; four days of learning about mixing and layering colour and making multi block linocuts. The Art Academy is near London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market and every printmaker’s favourite supplier, Intaglio Printmaker (I took the students there at lunchtime on day two […]

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Linocut and clay workshop

One of my aims for this year was to collaborate with other artists. Hello Print Studio provides the perfect setting for this. Hello is the printmaking studio I set up last year in Margate and is housed at Resort Studios, an open-plan multi-disciplinary space with a constant stream of creative minds flowing in and out. […]

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Castle Montefiore Conca

Linocut and letterpress workshop in Italy

Linocut and letterpress workshop at Opificio della Rosa I have just got back from Italy where I was running a linocut and letterpress workshop at Opificio della Rosa, Montefiore Conca. This is the third year I have run the course and it was as fun as ever playing with wooden blocks in an old castle […]

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Linocutboy at The London Illustration Fair

The London Illustration Fair is this weekend and I’ll be there, selling my linocut prints and cards and generally enjoying myself. This year I am joined by my fellow Resort Studios artists Heidi Plant and Block Colour under the Hello Print Studio banner. Our stand will have a summery seaside feel to tie in with […]

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