Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy is a new series of prints inspired by poems about birds. As in my previous work, the prints are not illustrations but use the poems as a starting point.

The full series of prints  was exhibited at The Exchange Gallery , Saffron Walden in August 2016 and the first three had already been shown at the 2015 Cambridgeshire Open Exhibition where First Flight was awarded a Top Twenty in Show prize. Subsequently The Wind sall blaw for evermair was also awarded Top Twenty at the 2016 Cambridgeshire Open Exhibition

In addition Flights of Fancy was shown at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennial show in September 2016. A selection of prints from Flights of Fancy will be on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/ during the summer months of 2017.

The remaining work is available via the Contact page of this web site.

Inspired by the poem The Archeopteryx's Song by Edwin Morgan

What good is armour when you want to fly? - inspired by the poem The Archeopteryx’s Song by Edwin Morgan

Linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 30 x 41 cms

Window mounted

Unique  This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/ 

Inspired by The Archeopteryx's Song by Edwin Morgan

To live on mist and fire and fly to the stars- inspired by The Archeopteryx’s song by Edwin Morgan.

Drypoint

Printed on Somerset soft white velvet paper. Image size 27 x 33cms

Window mounted

Unique £200

Inspired by Pigeons by Philip Larkin

The city lay silent before us- inspired by Pigeons by Philip Larkin and Pigeons at Dawn by Chales Simic

Monoprint using Linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 30 x 41 cms

Window mounted

Unique  This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/ 

 

The great wings beating still – inspired by Leda and the Swan by WB Yeats

 Drypoint

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 40 x 29 cms

Window mounted

Edition of 10.       £250 (8 available)

 

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Some blessed Hope - Inspired by The Darkling Thrush byThomas Hardy

Linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 42 x 30 cms

Window mounted

Edition of 10 colour variation.   £250

 

 

P1130598-2

A barrage of gannets - Inspired by Rhu Mor byNorman MacCaig

Monotype and collage

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 42 x 29 cms

Window mounted

Unique   £300

SOLD

 

 

P1130258

A magical effect - Inspired by The Blue Booby by James Tate

Linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 42 x 20cms

Window mounted

Edition of 5 colour variation.    This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/      

(3 available)

 

P1130262

A living, fierce gyrating wheel - Inspired by The Dalliance of Eagles by Walt Whitman

Drypoint

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 50 x 40 cms

Window mounted

Edition of 10 colour variation.          £250

 

 

 

P1130260

They drift on the still water - Inspired by Wild Swans at Coole by WB Yeats

 Linocut

Printed and embossed on Somerset white velvet paper.

Image size 25 x 50cms              Window mounted

Edition of 10  colour variation.         £250

Flit

Instances of alertness - Inspired by Flit by Mark Doty

 Monoprint, linocut, drypoint & chine colle

Printed on Somerset soft white velvet paper. Image size 30 x 30 cms

Window mounted

Unique    This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/  

 

Twa Corbies

The wind sall blaw for evermair - Inspired by The Twa Corbies Anonymous

 Linocut

Printed on Somerset soft white velvet paper. Image size 30 x 30cms

Window mounted

Edition of 10

This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/  

 

P1130596-2

And for that minute a blackbird sang - Inspired by Adlestrop by Edward Thomas

Monoprint,drypoint and chine colle

Printed on Somerset paper. Image size 30 x 30cms

Window mounted

Unique   £300

SOLD

 

P1130593-2

Loud sing cuckoo - Inspired by Summer is ycommen in Traditional

 Linocut and collage

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 42 x 29cms

Window mounted

Edition of 4 colour variation.

This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/ 

 

P1130597-2

Two for joy - Inspired by the counting rhyme One for Sorrow     Traditional

 Monoprint and linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper

Window mounted

Unique     £250

SOLD

 

P1130599-2

Particles of grain and earth and air and rain - Inspired by Proud Songsters byThomas Hardy

Monotype

Printed on 220gsm cartridge paper. Image size 41 x 59cms

Window mounted

Unique      £300

SOLD

 

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And a partridge  and In a pear tree Inspired by The Twelve Days of Christmas Anonymous

 Linocut

Printed on Somerset soft white velvet paper. Image size 13 x 13cms

Window mounted

Edition of 10      £100 each print

 

P1130590-2

The breath of the churchyard - Inspired by Barn Owl by RS Thomas

 Monoprint and linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 29 x 42cms

Window mounted

Edition of 2 colour variation.

This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/ 

 

P1130589-2

Flickering in sky summit - Inspired by Swifts by Ted Hughes

 Monoprint and collage

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper. Image size 29 x 42cms

Unique     £200

 

 

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A fine thing - inspired by Pheasant by Sylvia Plath

Linocut

Printed on Somerset white velvet paper

Image size 40 x 30 cms

This print currently on sale at http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/