Linocut – Crow with Nut

Initial print. I used masking and caustic soda to etch a texture into the background.


I printed my initial plate in both light yellow and then in cyan blue versions. I had too much ink on my first run which flooded the etched background. Subsequent prints were far better with less ink on the roller. I palette’d out using the pages of an old newspaper to remove excess ink before rolling out on the plate.


RAYNE ARTS FESTIVAL

Three posters created for Rayne Arts Festival – I was a founding member of the team. Great memories and brilliant music and comedy. Happy times!

I wanted to capture the style of the 30’s With the architecture of the rail station and the fashion of the times.

The event at Rayne Station, a disused building where the lines had been taken up as part of ‘Beeching’s axe’ of the railways in the 60’s, ran for a few years between 2011-2013.

We wanted to give a platform for young and local talent. We had singers, bands, folk bands, art, comedy – a real family treat – all in aid of developing talent and donating to ‘The Friends of Flitch Way’.