Tag Archives: Reduction Method Printing

‘In Our Hands’ – A Visual Ode to the Leadbeater’s Possum, in a Linocut

In the seventies, I was writing letters and poems, protesting and pleading against the clear-felling and wood-chipping of native forests in Gippsland, where the Leadbeater’s Possum lived in the hollows of dead or living trees.  Since the mid eighties there … Continue reading

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All in Hand – Reduction Linocut

As a sole parent for so many years, when the kids were growing up and money was scarce, necessity often inspired lateral thinking.  It has stuck with me.  Walking through Mitre10 last week, I paused at the ‘chuck out’ table … Continue reading

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Printmaking and People

With the Casterton Rotary Club taking over the annual art show held during the Kelpie Muster weekend, there were additional categories to enter – not just Kelpies, as gorgeous as they are.  I decided to try my hand at a … Continue reading

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Promises Unkept

How many of us have made promises that, no matter how hard we tried, and often through no fault of our own, could not keep?  Twice married and divorced, I know the feelings of guilt, remorse and failure all too well. … Continue reading

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Words Inspiring Images ~ Part Two

My father used to tell my brothers and me as children that one branch of our family tree had its origins in Ayrshire, Scotland, where the famous poet Robert Burns (The Bard) came from.  Having spent quite some time on … Continue reading

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Words Inspiring Images ~ Part One

I always look forward to the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize, as it’s an opportunity to endeavour marrying, however subjectively, an image with words, in this case a poem by the celebrated poet from Penola, South Australia.  The poem … Continue reading

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The Block Stripped Bare

Taking part in an international print exchange through the Baren Forum I was challenged with a first for me, the theme being ‘Nudes’.  Yes, I have taken part in life drawing sessions, but never produced a work for public consumption … Continue reading

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