Printmaking; an archive of Linocuts, Etchings and Woodcuts

For me printmaking is a way of exploring imaginary worlds. I use landscape as an arena or a stage where small figures can enact solitary dramas. I use landscape to reflect on the passage of time, the progress of winter, the falling light and the rising tide; the nature of quietness and solitude.

Click thumbnail images to see enlargements. All dimensions given are image size, unframed. Please contact me direct to buy prints.

Stills from Imaginary Fairy Tales

A series of linocuts set in the winter forest. The forest is often used as the setting for fairy tales and for plays, where people can assume other identities. From Winter Work.

Medium Linocuts. Editions of 20.

Dark Wood, linocut
Dark Wood. 30 x 30 cm. £150. Set against a backdrop of evening, the forest and the house have become entwined.
Myth, linocut
Myth. 30 x 30 cm. £150. In this version of the projector image, the screen has the image of a man with red antlers on his head. His screen image is his only existence.
Michaelmas, linocut
Michaelmas. 30 x 30 cm. £150. The forest here is empty except for the blackbirds.
The Charcoal Burner, linocut
The Charcoal Burner. 30 x 30 cm. £150. The figure, wearing a mysterious hat, is an imaginary charcoal burner, not a real one. Charcoal burners used to live for many months alone in the forest.
Towards the Fold, linocut
Towards the Fold. 30 x 30 cm. £150. The end of a day in the life of the forest.
Paper Crown, linocut
Paper Crown. 30 x 30 cm. £150. This small figure is playing a solitary imaginary game.

Small Linocuts. Editions of 20.

Saw, linocut
Saw. 15 x 15 cm. £115
Storm, linocut
Storm. 15 x 15 cm. £115
Dusk, linocut
Dusk. 15 x 15 cm. £115
The Birdfeeder, linocut
The Birdfeeder. 15 x 15 cm. £115
East Light, linocut
East Light. 15 x 15 cm. £115
Distance, linocut
Distance. 15 x 15 cm. £115.

Darkness and Light

Hints of stories can be discerned within this silent series of etchings made for the exhibition Darkness and Light at Bleddfa, July 2021.

Editions of 25.

Voyager, etching
Voyager. 15 x 15 cm. £125. A small man embarks in a fragile vessel. Caught in the branches of his tree mast, a solitary lightbulb powers his boat.
The Six O’Clock News, etching
The Six O’Clock News. 15 x 15 cm. £125. A thrush has flown in from the darkening sky to sing the news at dusk.
A Gap in the Trees, etching
A Gap in the Trees. 15 x 15 cm. £125. Drifting down the river a mysterious figure allows his oar to rest in the moving water. His boat is the heather and blackthorn boat sculpture from the exhibition.
Darkness and Light, etching
Darkness and Light. 15 x 15 cm. £125. Through the dark forest a young princess walks.
Crannog, etching
Crannog. 15 x 15 cm. £125. Crannogs are a type of loch dwelling found throughout Scotland. Here I have built a castle and equipped it with a boat. All are ready to flee. Within my work there is often an element of something that is about to happen.
The Penduick, etching
The Penduick. 15 x 15 cm. £125. The Penduick was one of a number of ocean racing yachts designed and raced by Eric Tabarly, the celebrated French yachtsman. Here he is imagined voyaging around the world with the backdrop of a curtain of falling stars. Tabarly died at sea, swept overboard on a journey to Scotland. I found the image of the Penduick, beautifully drawn, on a commemorative plate.
Undercurrent, etching
Undercurrent. 15 x 15 cm. £125. I used this series of etchings to explore technique as well as ideas. Here, white on black and black on white alternate to describe the flow of water. Based on drawings of the fast flowing river Ullapool in flood, great branches and clusters of debris were rushing past me as I drew.
Inside Out House, etching
Inside Out House. 15 x 15 cm. £125. This eery image is about absence.


A series of small etchings using fragments of narrative set in a landscape of coast and forest. From Winter Work and House.

Editions of 20.

Clearance, etching
Clearance. 15 x 15 cm. £125. The contents of a house are abandoned on the edge of the sea. Made in response to the tragedy of the Highland clearances in North West Scotland. The Isle of Skye can be clearly seen in the distance. All the furniture is still present, but the house itself has gone.
Distance Red, etching
Distance Red, each print unique. 15 x 15 cm. £125. An immensely long thread links trees together and disappears over a hill; about losing and finding.
Magic House, etching
Magic House. 15 x 15 cm. £125. A little house made of sticks glows in the dark.
Rabbit with Box, etching
Rabbit with Box. 15 x 15 cm. £125. A small rabbit is engaged in a solitary pursuit, opening a private box with a wand. He lives in the tent behind him.
Red Boat, etching
Red Boat, each print unique. 15 x 15 cm. £125. A boat made of branches has drifted onto an imaginary stage set, with a cardboard cut-out house.
Ripsaw, etching
Ripsaw. 15 x 15 cm. £125. Set in a storm, a tree is cutting itself up with a solitary saw.
Projector, etching
Projector. 15 x 15 cm. £125. The light from a slide projector illuminates a dark wood.
Red Fox, etching
Red Fox. 15 x 15 cm. £125. (Sold out). A fleeting image of a passing fox seen in the darkness.
Empty House, etching
Empty House. 15 x 15 cm. £125. An image of Skye and the Highland clearances.
The Poison Tree, etching
The Poison Tree. 15 x 15 cm. £125. Taken from the poem about revenge by William Blake.

Winter Series

Linocuts. Postcard size. Black and white. Editions of 60.

Winter Chair, linocut
Winter Chair. 15 x 10 cm. £50
Winter Moonlight, linocut
Winter Moonlight. 15 x 10 cm. £50
Winter Path, linocut
Winter Path. 15 x 10 cm. £50
Winter Stove, linocut
Winter Stove. 15 x 10 cm. £50
Winter House, linocut
Winter House. 15 x 10 cm. £50
Winter Trees, linocut
Winter Trees. 15 x 10 cm. £50

Woodcuts. Postcard size. Black and white. Editions of 60.

Winter Tree, woodcut
Winter Tree. 15 x 10 cm. £50
Winter Mountain, woodcut
Winter Mountain. 15 x 10 cm. £50


Woodcuts. Editions of 20.

Winged Trees, woodcut
Winged Trees, from Winter Work. 61 x 61 cm. (Not available).
Wildwood, woodcut
Wildwood, from Winter Work. 61 x 61 cm. (Not available).
Frost, woodcut
Frost. 30 x 30 cm. £160
Ice House, woodcut
Ice House, from House. 30 x 30 cm. £160. A house of ice is set on a frozen plain.
Clear or Cloudy, woodcut
Clear or Cloudy. 30 x 30 cm. £160
Five Winged Trees, woodcut
Five Winged Trees. 30 x 30 cm. £160
House with Bees, woodcut
House with Bees, from House. 30 x 30 cm. £160

Earth's Human Shores

From Earth's Human Shores.

Woodcuts. Editions of 20.

Glass Door, woodcut
Glass Door. 30 x 30 cm. £160. A wave appears to be just about to break into a house. This woodcut is relevant to several projects and exhibitions specially Darkness and Light, about global warming.
Ocean Stars, woodcut
Ocean Stars. 30 x 30 cm. £160
Blue Tree, woodcut
Blue Tree. 30 x 30 cm. (Not available).
Between Doors, woodcut
Between Doors. 30 x 30 cm. (Not available).
The Poetry Reading, woodcut
The Poetry Reading. 30 x 30 cm. £160. Made in response to the poet Simon Armitage talking about reading his poems to a silent audience, where it sometimes seems as if the "trees gather round to listen."

Falling Light

From Darkness and Light.

Woodcuts. Editions of 4.

Early Evening, woodcut
Early Evening. 73 x 51 cm. £400
Dusk, woodcut
Dusk. 73 x 51 cm. £400
Nightfall, woodcut
Nightfall. 73 x 51 cm. £400
Edge of Darkness, woodcut
Edge of Darkness. 73 x 51 cm. £400


Corndon, Late Afternoon, linocut
Corndon, Late Afternoon. Linocut. 37 x 49 cm. Edition of 60. Black and white. £250
Running Fox, woodcut
Running Fox. Woodcut. 50 x 35 cm. Edition of 5. £250
Calm Morning, woodcut
Calm Morning. Woodcut. 50 x 35 cm. Edition of 5. £250