I will be exhibiting with about a dozen other local artists at St Mary's Church in Kidlington.
I’ve been screenprinting on and off for nearly 50 years, and have really regained my passion for it since I retired.
Screenprinting may have been invented in China sometime around 1000 AD, and introduced to Western Europe in the 18th century, but in many ways the 60’s were the heyday – think of Warhol, Rauchenberg and Leichenstein (and also look out for Sister Mary Corita Kent).
I did a short evening class course at Putney School of Art in the late 1970’s, initially painting directly onto the screen, but in and around the 1990’s I started making more and more complex papers cut-outs.
In late 2015 I did a 2-day workshop in late 2015 in Dalston (http://printclublondon.com/workshops/ – highly recommended!), and then (in Jan 2016) another 2-day course at Oxford Printmaker’s Co-op (http://www.oxfordprintmakers.co.uk – also highly recommended!). These courses introduced me to the use of photographic techniques, and I have been going through thousands of photos I've taken on various trips around the world, manipulating them on photoshop, and discovering various ways to produce multiple colour prints.
I'm currently concentrating on a long series of black and white (and grey) prints of (mainly) buildings, but other images are creeping in, as I come across interesting photos!