Catching up…

Apologies for my lack of posts recently! I have been preoccupied with making new prints and setting up the UK Printmakers community (which you should check out!). I kept meaning to post a couple of things just before Christmas, the first being the Etsy Made Local fair in Cambridge. I went there especially to haveContinue reading “Catching up…”

A Visit To The Polar Museum

A couple of months ago I visited The Polar Museum in Cambridge. Admittedly, I did not think I would be that interested in a museum about polar exploration, but I was very wrong! I did the audio tour, which I think it made more enjoyable and would recommend doing it if you have the time.Continue reading “A Visit To The Polar Museum”

Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England

Whilst at The Fitzwilliam Museum on Saturday I saw Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England. The exhibition shows prints by Caroline Watson, who is regarded as ‘the first British professional woman engraver’. She worked together with artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and used the techniques of stipple etching and aquatint. HighlightsContinue reading “Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England”

La Grande Guerre: French Prints of The First World War

On Saturday I visited The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to see two exhibitions, the first being La Grande Guerre: French Prints of The First World War. The exhibition consisted of colour lithographs and woodcuts detailling the first seven months of World War I. Highlights include, Dans le Bois de Augustow…, Un soldat allemand en feu…Continue reading “La Grande Guerre: French Prints of The First World War”

A visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Last weekend I visted the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. As well as the vast art collection, I was able to see three exhibitions, ‘A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton’, ‘The Rampant Lions Press: A Letterpress Odyssey’ and ‘From Root to Tip: Botanical Art In Britain’. The highlight for me was the Craxton exhibition. I hadContinue reading “A visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum”

Winning Entry For CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ Poster Competition

My image for the CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ poster competition was chosen as the winning entry by Catherine Flood, Print Curator at the V&A. I received a signed copy of her book in the post today! I also got feedback from Catherine: ‘I think this is a strong idea with a clearContinue reading “Winning Entry For CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ Poster Competition”

CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ Poster Competition

I have entered a poster competition being run by the volunteering charity CSV, which is asking entrants to design a poster based on the slogan ‘Young people can do great things…if you give us a chance…’ The competition is to be judged by Catherine Flood, the Print Curator at the V&A Museum. My entry isContinue reading “CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ Poster Competition”