I have some prints from most editions, varying from
small prints of about 60mm X 100mm to the larger prints
shown on my Homepage and below.
These prints are from engravings on vinyl or linocuts,
hand-printed on my 1861 Albion Press and 1874 small Albion press
on 100% cotton paper.
They are available as unmounted prints.
ALL PRINTS ARE SIGNED AND NUMBERED.
THE V & A ARE SELLING A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF
THE BAGPUSS AND YAFFLE LINOCUTS at the Museum and on line
Vita Sackville-West had written two long poems,
"The Land" & "The Garden", and I suggested combining
them into one volume. The publishers Webb & Bower agreed
to produce it and I was commissioned to do a cover and
about 40 engravings on vinyl.
The book was published in 1989, and the following year I started
to print editions of 25 of each of the images.
or phone & fax: 01227 471239
post and packing at cost.
Illustrations from "The Land & The Garden" published by Webb & Bower in 1989. Edition of 25
THERE ARE TWO OF THE FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE SEASONS ON MY 'HOME PAGE.
THEY ARE 'HEDGING' FROM 'THE LAND' AND 'CHARLESTON FARMHOUSE' FROM 'THE GARDEN'
HERE ARE FOUR MORE....
THE GARDEN : Long Barn (winter) : £55 THE GARDEN : Sissinghurst (summer) :£55
Image : 220 mm X 160 mm Image : 220 mm X 160 mm
THE LAND : Small Animals (spring) £55 THE LAND : Haymaking : (summer) £55
Image : 230 mm X 163 mm Image : 210 mm X 160 mm
THE LAND: Harvest Home 100mm X 140mm £35 THE LAND: The Plough 85mm X 135mm £35
THE LAND: Ploughing 100mm X 140mm £35 THE LAND: Spring Storm 75mm X 115mm £35
THE GARDEN: Medlars & Quince 100mm X 140mm £35 THE GARDEN:The Frog 105mm X 135mm £35
THE GARDEN: The "Dogfight" 100mm X 130mm £35 THE GARDEN: The Dead Skylark 75mm X 125mm £25
Small vignettes from "The Land & the Garden"
The Nightingale 40mm X 80mm £30 The Swan 60mm X 100mm £30
Making Scythes 55mm X 100mm £30 Small Tools 55mm X 100mm £30
Sheep Shearing 90mm X 50mm £30 The Skull & The Poppy 40mm X 70mm £30
Spring Flowers 65mm X 35mm £25 One Man went to Mow 65mm X 60mm £25
Following the publication of 'The Land & The Garden' I was
commissioned to illustrate another book about rural England.
This was 'Swanbrooke Down', by Rosamond Richardson, and
used local memories to record life in an Essex village.
Again they were images engraved on vinyl and printed on my
1861 Albion Press.
It was published by Scribners in 1990
Illustrations from "Swanbrooke Down" published by Scribners in 1990
I printed editions of 25 of each in 1992 on Fabriano Artistico 100% cotton paper.
The Ploughman 90mm X 140mm £35 Thatching the Stack 90mm X 150mm £35
The Potato Cart 120mm X 183mm £50 Carol Singers 80mm X 130mm £45
Arksden Evening 95mm X 145mm £45 The Footbridge 105mm X 145mm £45
The Old Man 70mm X 90mm £30 Gossips 70mm X 95mm £30
Three Old Men 60mm X 100mm £35 Hand in Hand 60mm X 100mm £35
The Poacher 65mm X 100mm £35 The Milk Cart 60mm X 100mm £30
In 2008 I had an exhibition in Whitstable called "Alphabets".
I printed linocuts of an alphabet of mammals.
I completed the whole alphabet but here are the first six letters.
These are 2 colour linocuts hand-printed in editions of 50 on my 1861 Albion Press on Fabriano Artistico 100% cotton paper.
A for Anteater B for Badger
prints are supplied
unmounted on paper
280mm X 255mm and
are signed and numbered.
The images are
125mm X 125mm
C for Camel D for Dormouse
The prints are £45 each
or any 10 different letters
Three complete sets of 26 letters of edition
numbers 5,6,& 7/50
in an artists portfolio are available at £900
E for Elephant F for Fennec Fox
The other mammals are:-
G for Genet, H for Hedgehog, I for Ibex, J for Jaguar, K for Kangaroo, L for Lemur, M for Marmot, N for Numbat, O for Orang Utan, P for Polecat, Q for Queixada, R for Reindeer, S for Serval,T for Tapir, U for Unau, V for Vole, W for Warthog, X for Xylographer, Y for Yak & Z for Zebra.
POSTCARDS. The set of 26 animals are available as postcards 130mm X 130mm with an image 100mm X 100mm. The set is £30 in a blue box or £25 for the cards, including UK postage.
These postcards of East Coast sailing barges and the tall ships of the Jubilee Sailing Trust www.jst.org.uk are available as a set of five cards at £12 including UK postage.
They are from the lino and wood cuts shown on the home page. Cards are 150mm X 200mm.
sailing barges "Ironsides" &"Repertor"
JST Tall Ships "Tenacious" & "Lord Nelson"
"Tenacious at Night"
Illustrations printed from engravings on
vinyl for "Folk Tales of Britain".
Published by The Folio Society,
Narratives in 2010 & Legends in 2011.
Volume 2 of each illustrated by Peter Firmin.
and volume 3 by Clare Melinsky.
There are 28 illustrations in each volume.
They vary from quarter page, 70mm X 140mm
to half page, 125mm X 140mm
and a frontispiece,the one from
'Narratives' shown here, of 220mm X 140mm.
The prints are in editions of 50, signed & numbered.
FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN : NARRATIVES
FRONTISPIECE: The Miser & the Fairies of the Gump
Black & white - £95 Hand coloured - £125
The Woodman & the Hatchet 70mm X 140mm £50
The Apple Tree Man. 125mm X 140mm £55
Chimbley Charlie 120mm X 135mm £55
Why the Sea is Salt 120mm X 135mm £55 Tattercoats 120mm X 140mm £55
FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN : LEGENDS
Mother Kemp 120mm X 140mm £55 The Hand of Glory 120mm X 140mm £65
The Ghost with the Golden Casket 125mm X 145mm £55 Willie Miller 120mm X 140mm £45
TALL SHIPS & SEASHELLS
In 2010 I exhibited some prints at the Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable called "Tall Ships & Seashells" in collaboration with my family. This was in aid of the charity "The Jubilee Sailing Trust" which, with its two square-riggers, "Lord Nelson" and "Tenacious", encourages people of all abilities to join as crew on exciting Tall Ship voyages.
Here are some linocuts including four
made especially for the exhibition.
They are all in editions of 50 and are
signed and numbered.
190mm X 240mm
3 colour lino with wood-grain
Abalone Dream Lino & Woodgrain 195mm X 245mm £78
Stormy Petrels 2 colour linocut 175mm X 225mm £78
Old Time Ship in a Bottle
2 colour linocut 190mm X 240mm £78 2 colour linocut 195mm X 240mm £78
BOXWOOD ENGRAVING May 2012
I have redesigned my vinyl engraving of a cuckoo in the Swanbrook Down book and cut it on boxwood. I have printed a limited edition of 50 on Fabiano Artistico 100% cotton paper. The title refers to a tradition that the first cuckoo is heard on St George's day, the 23rd April.
CUCKOO April 23 Wood-engraving Edition of 50
signed and numbered 90mm X 125mm £55
Recently I collected together some little vinyl engravings of hares, done some years ago. I have printed an edition of 50 of each. Four are single hares and two are pairs. I am also showing here another Hare engraving from the "Folk Tales"
These hares can be bought as
individual images @ £25 each
2 Hares Running 65mm X 45mm £45 2 Hares sitting 40mm X 65mm £45
"The Easington Hare" is an illustration from "Folk Tales (Legends) 65mm X 135mm £60
In 2008 I illustrated the covers of two small books for the Ebury Press.
They were 'Real Ale' by Bill Laws and 'Pies' by Jane Struthers.
I have printed a small edition,each is available in brown ink or black ink.
REAL ALE' vinyl engraving £65 175 mm X 185mm 'PIES' vinyl engraving £65 175mm X 185mm
BAGPUSS & CO
Here a set of linocuts of our TV characters from the Bagpuss series.
They have been given coloured borders.
The images are 14cm X 12cm, on paper size 27cm X 23cm.
The prints of are available as signed editions at £55 each .
The complete set of five are £250
BAGPUSS : THE BALLET SHOE MADELEINE
YAFFLE in a FLAP GABRIEL the TOAD