Here it is - an open invitation to our exhibition. The image is from the (manifestly) vastly talented Gwilym Hughes, and the beautiful printing of it, not to mention the letterpress setting and printing of the words, is down to the equally brilliant Katy Hollinshead. But there will in total be a dozen and more of us, showing collagraphs, etchings, linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs, monotypes and more. It's a little bit scary, a lot exciting, and we're hoping lots of people will join us, for the opening or during the further eight days before we pack up and head back north.
This London exhibition in July is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas - no, no, not a corny but loveable song, not lots of presents, not too much to eat and drink. What I mean is, every Christmas I do some prep in plenty of time, and then I feel like I've nearly finished, so I sit back and relax until suddenly AAARRRGGGHH there's barely any time left and nothing's quite ready. So today I (finally) set up an event page attached to Hot Bed Press on facebook, after which I felt the pressure of not-finished-printing-for-the-show-yet drift away. Ha! but I'm not so foolish. It's going to be printing, all the way until it's framing, all the way until it's the exhibition. Meanwhile, the wonderful Katy Hollinshead, using a block made from a Gwil Hughes woodcut, is busy letterpressing quality invitations to send out.
I make prints and book arts, though nowhere near as often as I'd like - no good reason, just an inability to get on with things. I occasionally go on about landscape (with which I am mildly obsessed) and various of its elements, and I like to pass comment on exhibitions I visit.