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Centaurs

Centaurs

2 plate aquatint

Limited Edition
23.5cm x 18cm
Edition of 25
Flower Seller

Flower Seller

A flower seller in Gazi, downtown Athens on the lookout for sales

Limited Edition
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
Part of a series of prints which seek to capture the individual character, environment and activities of people seen the streets of Greece.
Waiting for God

Waiting for God

Mykonos people: a retired sailor in his Sunday best waiting for the church to open

Limited Edition
Etching, drypoint and aquatint
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 20
For an old sailor who has survived a hard life, Sunday church is sacrosanct, and worth waiting for.
Confession

Confession

Limited Edition
Drypoint
34cm x 28cm
Edition of 10
An ambiguous portrait of two figures, a young priest and an elderly man. Their relationship is not obvious; the younger man appears at first sight to be earnestly addressing the other who seems to turn away. There is a confessional atmosphere, but who is confessing to whom?
Gaida player, Mykonos, Greece 1

Gaida player, Mykonos, Greece 1

An old sailor sits under the famous windmills playing the local version of the bagpipes

Limited Edition
28cm x 19cm
Edition of 5
One of a series of prints depicting people and places in Greece
The Committee

The Committee

Three senior citizens sit in the shade in Tinos, Greece, setting the world to rights

Limited Edition
Etching with aquatint
24cm x 22cm
Edition of 10
Father and son, Mykonos, Greece

Father and son, Mykonos, Greece

An elderly man disturbs his pensive son

Limited Edition
Etching with aquatint
23cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
One of a series of prints which seek to capture the atmosphere of people and their everyday activities in Greece, in particular the island of Mykonos
Waiting

Waiting

A senior citizen sits on a corner step in Mykonos waiting for...?

Limited Edition
Aquatint
21cm x 15cm
Edition of 5
Confidences

Confidences

Two matrons sharing the gossip over coffee

Etching and aquatint
17cm x 24cm
These two ladies of a certain age were seen sharing the local gossip over coffee in a seafront café in Mykonos
In the shade

In the shade

An elegant elderly man reads his newspaper in the shade of a Mykonos lane

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
25cm x 16cm
Edition of 10
This smartly-dressed gent was somewhat annoyed to find himself the subject of scrutiny
Gutting the catch

Gutting the catch

Two Mykonos fishermen gut their catch straight off the boat

Limited Edition
19cm x 19cm
Edition of 5
In the shade the marble waterfront slab in Mykonos a father and son prepare the catch for sale
New necklace?

New necklace?

A Mykonos lady admires her friend's new jewellery

Limited Edition
23cm x 14cm
A Mykonos matron eyes her friend's new jewellery acquisition.
Washing

Washing

Every day is wash day in the summer in Mykonos

Limited Edition
Polymer print
28cm x 19cm
Edition of 10
Walking through the warren of lanes in Mykonos one comes across a complex geometry of angles, light and shadow punctuated by evidence of everyday activity.
Lane, Mykonos

Lane, Mykonos

Hard-ground etching evoking the blue of Mykonos and the shadows cast by the midday sun

Limited Edition
270cm x 210cm
Edition of 10
Shredder

Shredder

Characters fly as a meat slicing machine is put to novel use shredding a Chinese dictionary

Limited Edition
Polymer print
20cm x 29cm
I was attracted by the shining intricacy of this machine but have put it to a more vegetarian if destructive purpose in freeing the Chinese characters from their paper prison.
Alarm clock

Alarm clock

A giant architectural clock first seen at the Great Exhibition is modified with a digital display for our times.

Limited Edition
30cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
I found this image of a gigantic clock in the catalogue of the Great Exhibition and modernised it with a digital display. The polymer printing technique is an ideal method of rendering the elegant tracery of this impressive machine, a triumph of Victorian design.
Sewing Macine

Sewing Macine

Limited Edition
2 plate etching and aquatint
30cm x 25cm
Edition of 10
The image of the Bayeux Tapestry emerging from an antiquated sewing machine pleased my taste for the surreal (see also Manuwriter, Enigma, Featherweight, Mangle).
Mangle

Mangle

A fine crimson Chinese brocade, with Imperial dragon motif. is disrespectfully put through the wringer and survives

Limited Edition
2 plate etching and aquatint
30cm x 20cm
Edition of 5
One of a series of surreal images with unlikely juxtapositions of objects out of context. Both the ancient mangle and the Chinese brocade were found in the fascinating collection of the Louth Museum.
Saint George

Saint George

A somewhat abstract rendereing of a typical iconic image

Limited Edition
Etching with aquatint
27cm x 21cm
Edition of 10
England and Greece share this patron saint. Here the conventional Greek iconography is subverted with a degree of abstraction and the dragon, bearing a strong resemblance to the Lambton Worm, is evocative of our perennial interest in dinosaurs.
The cup that cheers

The cup that cheers

A Uighur patriarch pauses for refreshment at a roadside stall in Urumqi, Xinjiang

Limited Edition
Etchng and aquatint
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
A scene from street life in Urumqi. A bearded Moslem patriarch pauses at a stall for a refreshing bowl
Spinning

Spinning

A Turfan (Xinjiang) matriarch at her spinning wheel in the dappled evening light

Limited Edition
Etchng and aquatint
19.5cm x 19cm
Edition of 20
A tranquil scene encountered in the Gobi desert oasis of Turfan.
Time out

Time out

An old man snatches a quick snooze

Limited Edition
23cm x 22cm
One of a series of etchings of characters seen in Mykonos, Greece
Waterfall

Waterfall

This image seeks to capture the tumbling water of the miniature cascade in the exquisite Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, London

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
26cm x 19cm
Edition of 20
No visitor to the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park in West London can fail to be entranced by this magical recreation of a corner of Japan. Its focal point is the miniature waterfall which appears as if from nowhere and cascades into the carp-filled pool below.
Going Home

Going Home

A couple of African children walk home from school

Limited Edition
Drypoint and aquatint
24cm x 17cm
Edition of 10
The carefree gait of the brother and sister indicates their eagerness to return home as night falls
Kirghiz Barber

Kirghiz Barber

2 plate etching which aims to capture the atmosphere of an out-of-the-way barber shop in a remote corner of China

Limited Edition
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
The origin of this image is a drawing of the subject made when I was exploring the backstreets of Urumchi in multi-ethnic Xinjiang Provice, China in the early 1980s
Little-Ease

Little-Ease

An abandoned folding chair for the use of pilgrims to the Monastery of Panayia in Tinos, Greece

Limited Edition
2 plate etching
19cm x 19cm
Edition of 10
This seatless chair, firmly held in place by a large rock, was seen half-way up the kilometre-long road from the port to the Monastery which dedicated pilgrims climb on their hands and knees. It seemed a particularly cruel joke to offer such a resting place for the weary faithful.
Cycladic figures

Cycladic figures

Limited Edition
2 plate etching with aquatint
35.5cm x 27.5cm
Edition of 10
Cycladic Encounter II

Cycladic Encounter II

Aquatint

Limited Edition
21cm x 26cm
Edition of 20
Pericles' Periscope

Pericles' Periscope

Etching with aquatint

Limited Edition
16cm x 12.5cm
Edition of 20
Helmet

Helmet

2 plate mezzotint-style aquatint

Limited Edition
32cm x 20.5cm
Edition of 10
Selene's Horse

Selene's Horse

2 plate aquatint

Limited Edition
2 plate aquatint
17.5cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
Chartres Labyrinth [Gold]

Chartres Labyrinth [Gold]

Embossed etching

Limited Edition
17.5cm x 17.5cm
Edition of 5
After Qiu Ying

After Qiu Ying

Etching

Limited Edition
27.5cm x 14.5cm
Edition of 10
Colombian I

Colombian I

Etching with aquatint

Limited Edition
19.5cm x 19.5cm
Edition of 10
Trulli

Trulli

Aquatint

Limited Edition
16.5cm x 16.5cm
Edition of 20
Squero

Squero

Aquatint

Limited Edition
14cm x 25cm
Edition of 20
Four Looms

Four Looms

Aquatint

Limited Edition
38.5cm x 51cm
Edition of 20
Scribe

Scribe

2-plate etching, aquatint over blind embossed field

Limited Edition
38.5cm x 29cm
Vitruvian Man revisited - Pas de Deux

Vitruvian Man revisited - Pas de Deux

Etching with chine colle

Limited Edition
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
Laocoon

Laocoon

Etching and mixed media

Limited Edition
29cm x 24.5cm
Edition of 5
A contemporary take on the classical myth and ancient Hellenistic sculpture (reproduction in the Vatican Museum) with central figure represesented by fractal cube interlaced with garish stylised "serpents".
Hotline

Hotline

Limited Edition
28cm x 19.5cm
Edition of 10
This aquatint of a colourful personality invited the use of strong hues and is available in a range of colours as well as traditional gray scale tones.
Conversation

Conversation

Based on the yin/yang symbol, a male/female exchange is rendered in binary code, representing total failure in communication.

Blind embossed
16cm x 16cm
In order to preserve the symbolic nature of the image the conversation is rendered in binary code (ones and zeros). The male half enquires earnestly "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" to which the female replies "Whatever".
The Moor of Venice

The Moor of Venice

Grotesque Venetian door pommel

Limited Edition
Two plate aquatint
27cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
This grotesque fantasy figure was inspired by an old brass door pommel looming out of the twilight shadows in a Venice calle
Helmet II

Helmet II

The baleful stare of an ancient Greek warrior's helmet

Limited Edition
32cm x 20.5cm
Edition of 5
This two-plate etching involves multiple inking to produce an almost three dimensional image of this ancient Greek bronze helmet looming out of the darkness.
Cappadocian Barber

Cappadocian Barber

A street barber and his wary client in old Cappadocia. Two -plate etching with aquatint.

Limited Edition
24.5cm x 17.5cm
Edition of 10
Melee

Melee

The hurly-burly of Rugby

Limited Edition
Aquatint
19cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
A semi-abstract portrayal of a typical Rugby encounter where virtually anything goes in the heat of the moment
Deserted Village

Deserted Village

Limited Edition
Drypoint
29cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
A sad souvenir of my years in Algeria; an entire village is depopulated and left to the mercies of the encroaching desert.
Arabesque

Arabesque

Limited Edition
Two plate etching, embossed
19cm x 19cm
Edition of 10
There is no pretention to emulate the beauty of Arabic calligraphy but rather to take inspiration from its flowing freedom and adding another dimension through embossing
Smyrniot Barber

Smyrniot Barber

A barber and his client in a side street in old Smyrna (Izmir). Two-plate etching with aquatint.

Limited Edition
24.5cm x 25cm
Edition of 10
Prism

Prism

A new take on the traditional prism. Etching with aquatint and chine colle

Original
29.5cm x 24.5cm
Figure 2

Figure 2

A nude figure pared down to the barest essentials (see companion pieces Figure 1,3 and 4)

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
22.5cm x 22.5cm
Edition of 25
Figure 4

Figure 4

Fourth in the "Figure " series of nude figures rendered with minimal line (see also Figures 1,2 and 3) This is a varied edition (VE) in which the line remains unchanged but allows for a wide range of vivid colour options as well as black.

Limited Edition
Etchng and aquatint
24.5cm x 24.5cm
Edition of 25
Motherhood

Motherhood

A highly geometric development of the Figure series suggesting the protective Earth Mother and her off-spring

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
23.5cm x 23.5cm
Edition of 25
Concentricity, containment, intimacy, the biology of pregnancy and childbirth are all suggested in this play of circles.
Figure 5

Figure 5

One of a series of prints in a range of colours depicting the female form in the simplest possible outline

Limited Edition
Etching with aquatint
23.5cm x 23.5cm
Edition of 20
In this series life drawings are reduced to the bare minimum of lines while preserving the essence of the subject and pose
Mykonos windmills

Mykonos windmills

2-plate etching with aquatint

Limited Edition
24cm x 35cm
A stylised rendering of the famous Mykonos landmark set against a typical blue Mediterranean sky. In this varied edition there are also versions with the sky in varying hues at dawn and dusk
Resting

Resting

.From the series "Daily life in Mykonos"

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
25.5cm x 21.5cm
Edition of 20
An elderly retired sailor suns himself, leaning against the wall of an iconic Mykonos windmill
Melon Man

Melon Man

From the series "Daily life in Mykonos"

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
23.5cm x 26cm
Edition of 10
A familiar figure in Mykonos market, with his spectacular moustache, looks to sell the last of his stock while his son packs up for the day
The Corner

The Corner

A senior citizen sits on a corner in Mykonos taking a breather

Limited Edition
29cm x 21cm
Edition of 20
One of a series of etchings of characters seen in Mykonos, Greece.
Gaida Player, Mykonos, Greece 2

Gaida Player, Mykonos, Greece 2

Another image of this old sailor playing the local version of the bagpipes

Limited Edition
Etching with aquatint
21.5cm x 18cm
This old sailor sits under the famous Mykonos windmills practising his gaida for the amusement of passing tourists.
The Last Supper

The Last Supper

The end of a reunion dinner in a Greek taverna prompts a new take on a classic subject.

Limited Edition
27cm x 36cm
Based on sketches made in a Greek taverna this rendering of a familiar subject is lent a different format in which one of the participants makes himself scarce while another shares a private joke with the host.
Yukata

Yukata

A familiar figure in Mykonos, this long-term Japanese resident always wears his native dress for summer comfort

Limited Edition
Etching with aquatint
21cm x 16cm
Edition of 5
This Japanese gentleman, a long-term resident, is a familiar sight in Mykonos dressed in his yukata
No, it's Sunday

No, it's Sunday

Two elderly men sunning themselves in Mykonos, Greece

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
23cm x 19cm
Edition of 10
These two elderly men were seen sitting in the sun outside the St Nicholas sailors' church on the waterfront in Mykonos, Greece.
And if you can believe that...

And if you can believe that...

An old sailor spinning a tall tale to his skeptical wife

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
12.5cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
This elderly couple were seen in a Mykonos waterfront café . She seems either doubtful or bored by his tall tales
Organ-grinder, Riez, France

Organ-grinder, Riez, France

This local character was seen busking in the Provence town of Riez

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint with hand colouring
25cm x 16cm
Edition of 5
This colourful local character was seen, and heard, busking for the Saturday market crowd in the shade of the bridge parapet.
Umbrella man

Umbrella man

An obese street vendor in Mykonos takes refuge from the summer heat

Limited Edition
20cm x 18cm
I felt sympathy for this vastly overweight street vendor as he took refuge under an improvised umbrella from the midday sun in Mykonos, Greece
Monastery

Monastery

A sunlit corridor of cells in the Ano Mera Monastery in Mykonos, Greece

Limited Edition
20cm x 14cm
Edition of 10
I was attracted by the play of light and shadow along the corridor leading to the monks' cells in the Anomera Monastery in Mykonos, Greece
Courtyard, Mykonos

Courtyard, Mykonos

A shady corner in old Mykonos with out-door taverna waiting for customers

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
24cm x 15.5cm
Edition of 20
The late morning sun throws deep shadows in a courtyard in old Mykonos. In the background taverna tables await the lunchtime crowd
Trombone

Trombone

A swarm of butterflies emerges from an unusual seven bell trombone

Limited Edition
Etching and collage
30cm x 20cm
Edition of 5
This unusual instrument is the source of equally unusual objects instead of sounds
Enigma

Enigma

A slice of perfect toast emerges from an unlikely device based on an ancient Swedish cash register found in a library in Athens.

Limited Edition
Hand coloured etching
21cm x 26cm
Edition of 15
I was fascinated by this early example of technology originating in Sweden but found in Athens. The image cried out for a spot of judicious tinkering to produce an unlikely hybrid.
Matrioshka

Matrioshka

A nest of Victorian display domes from the Great Exhibition in the style of Russian dolls

Limited Edition
Polymer print
30cm x 20cm
Edition of 20
A Victorian display dome from the Great Exhibition contains a reduced version of itself which in turn....
Featherweight

Featherweight

A literal take on the term

Limited Edition
Etchng and aquatint
29cm x 10.5cm
Edition of 20
Another object (mis)appropriated from the Louth museum
Manuwriter

Manuwriter

A medieval manuscript emerges from a (very) ancient typewriter. Etching with aquatint, chine colle and hand-coloured

Limited Edition
320cm x 270cm
Edition of 5
Three Roofs

Three Roofs

A geometric pattern of rooftops rendered in three contrasting styles. Etching and aquatint.

Limited Edition
56.5cm x 37.7cm
Edition of 10
A quiet moment

A quiet moment

An elderly man in Yunnan, China, pauses for a reflective smoke

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
17cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
The old man appears somewhat averse to having his smoking break being interrupted.
Waiting

Waiting

A family group waiting for their turn to....

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
24.5cm x 29cm
Edition of 10
This family group was seen waiting in a cemetery for a memorial service to begin.
Contemplation

Contemplation

A senior citizen examines his gnarled hand

Limited Edition
24cm x 20cm
Edition of 20
One of a series of etchings of characters seen in Mykonos, Greece
Cyrus

Cyrus

A classic image of Cyrus the Great with a modern twist

Limited Edition
Etching with chine colle
14cm x 10cm
Edition of 20
A classic engaving of Cyrus the Great is subverted by a slight manipulation of his headgear to lend him access to MP3 via Cyrusound.
Kurdish Barber

Kurdish Barber

A rendering of an old monochrome image of a street barber with his client and paraphernalia

Limited Edition
24cm x 17cm
Edition of 10
I was attracted by this group and the posture of the barber as he applies his razor to his client. One wonders about their conversation and their life all those years ago
Tuscan Landscape

Tuscan Landscape

A classic view of Tuscany with traditional fattoria and iconic cypresses

Limited Edition
Drypoint
17.5cm x 20cm
Edition of 20
Although rendered in monochrome the image aims to capture the essence of a Tuscan landscape
Job Done!

Job Done!

Workers take pride in righting the famous Tower

Limited Edition
Etching with chine colle
34cm x 22cm
Edition of 5
Finding an old architectural drawing of the Leaning Tower of Pisa prompted me to straighten it with the help of a few workers
Cycladic Encounter I

Cycladic Encounter I

Aquatint

Limited Edition
Aquatint
25.5cm x 24.5cm
Edition of 10
Cycladic Encounter III

Cycladic Encounter III

Aquatint

Limited Edition
27cm x 18cm
Edition of 20
Ancestors

Ancestors

2 plate aquatint

Limited Edition
38cm x 25cm
Edition of 10
Fallen Minotaur

Fallen Minotaur

Etching with chine colle

Limited Edition
11cm x 19.5cm
Edition of 15
Han Horse

Han Horse

2 plate aquatint

Limited Edition
17.5cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
Chartres Labyrinth [White]

Chartres Labyrinth [White]

Embossed etching

Limited Edition
17.5cm x 17.5cm
Edition of 20
Toro

Toro

Aquatint

Limited Edition
25cm x 29.5cm
Edition of 10
Colombian Gold I

Colombian Gold I

2 plate etching with aquatint

Limited Edition
15cm x 15cm
Edition of 10
Window

Window

Reduction lino print

Limited Edition
Lino print
24cm x 18cm
Edition of 3
Brunetti's Landing

Brunetti's Landing

2 plate aquatint

Limited Edition
14.5cm x 15cm
Edition of 10
Madonna

Madonna

Mezzotint-style aquatint with drypoint

Limited Edition
25cm x 18cm
Edition of 10
Vitruvian Man revisited - Breakdancer

Vitruvian Man revisited - Breakdancer

Etching with chine colle

Limited Edition
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
Vitruvian Man revisited - Modesty forbids

Vitruvian Man revisited - Modesty forbids

Aquatint with chine colle

Limited Edition
20cm x 20cm
Hubert

Hubert

A portrait exploiting the tonalities obtained by combining multi-stage etching and aquatint

Limited Edition
28cm x 19.5cm
Edition of 10
One hand clapping

One hand clapping

Varied edition incorporating chine colle

Limited Edition
20cm x 14cm
Edition of 10
Based on a larger-scale "blindfold"drawing of a hand, this etching seeks to capture a single hand in motion, thus the Zen title. Available also in a variety of chine colle colours.
Wrestlers

Wrestlers

Based on a Renaissance copy of a classical sculpture

Limited Edition
Etching, aquatint
18cm x 21cm
Edition of 10
Based on a Renaissance copy of a classical sculpture this semi-abstract rendering portrays the movement of the figures through a form of simplified animation, the radiating lines focusing in on the tension between the two figures in a kind of spotlit ring.
Shang Vessel

Shang Vessel

A Shang Dynasty ceremonial vessel (You)

Limited Edition
Mezzotint, hand-coloured
20cm x 20cm
Edition of 10
I chose the medium of mezzotint for its subtle depth to execute this image of a fine example of ancient Chinese bronze craftsmanship.
Red Nation

Red Nation

Chinese character Guo (nation)

Limited Edition
two plate etching, blind embossed
31cm x 28cm
Edition of 10
Drawn fron the canon of different styles of writing Chinese characters, this stone-carved version lends itself to a quasi-3D treatment.
Pas de Quatre

Pas de Quatre

Rugby becomes ballet

Limited Edition
Aquatint
19cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
The rough and tumble of a rugby match, when rendered in a semi-abstract manner, becomes balletic in the fluidity of the figures and gestures
Four Bulls

Four Bulls

Based on ancient Greek miniature bronze artifact

Limited Edition
Two plate etching with aquatint
19cm x 24cm
Edition of 10
An exquisite miniature bronze casting of yoked bulls inspired this abstract image which seeks to render the different planes and textures of the convoluted forms.
Cathedral

Cathedral

Limited Edition
two plate etching,aquatint, chine colle
29cm x 41cm
Edition of 5
A conducted tour of normally inaccessible parts of Chartres Cathedral in the company of an architecural historian and leading expert on the building led to this composite image of the elevation, fragments of the plans of various elements overlaid with ghost fragments in chine colle.
Opening the Kiln

Opening the Kiln

A backyard potter's kiln in rural China. Mezzotint-style aquatint.

Limited Edition
20.7cm x 15cm
Edition of 5
Window, Pagan

Window, Pagan

A young novice monk sits at the window of his ramshackle temple dormitory in Pagan, Burma (Bagan, Myanmar). Etching with aquatint.

Limited Edition
24cm x 17.6cm
Edition of 10
Figure 1

Figure 1

A nude figure pared down to the barest essentials (see companion piece Figure 2,3 and 4)

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
22.5cm x 22.5cm
Edition of 25
Figure 3

Figure 3

3rd in the series of outline nude figures (see companion pieces Figures 1,2 and 4)

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
23.5cm x 23.5cm
Edition of 25
This series began with an exercise in "taking a line for a walk" (see Figure 1)
Gemini

Gemini

A development of the Figure series (see Figures 1,2,3 and 4)

Limited Edition
Etching and aquatint
23.5cm x 23.5cm
Edition of 25
This is the first of what may develop into a zodiac series using the same spare, minimal outlines against vibrant colours
Terpsichore

Terpsichore

The joy of dance

Limited Edition
Etchng and aquatint
23.5cm x 23.5cm
Edition of 25
The joyful abandon of dance expressed in minimal lines
Protester

Protester

A full-throated roar from a Catalan demonstrator

Limited Edition
26cm x 18cm
A Catalan nationalist in his bonnet gives vent to his protest in the recent independence demonstrations