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Macaw Magic

Macaw Magic

Writing about my parakeet drawing in last week's blog post set me thinking about other art I've created which was inspired by the birds I saw in the rainforests of Ecuador.  Without a doubt, the most impressive birds I saw were red macaws.  They are huge birds - extremely intelligent - and utterly beautiful.  The first macaws I encountered were... View more
Otters in my Art

Otters in my Art

Here in Scotland, we are extremely lucky to have a healthy population of otters.  Even here in Perth you can see otters swimming in the river in the middle of the city as you cross the bridge over the Tay.  I had a wonderful moment up at the Hermitage in Dunkeld one very snowy winter.  The was still a lot of... View more
Cherry Blossom Collograph

Cherry Blossom Collograph

In this blog post, you can read about the process of creating a collograph.  I have used this technique in many of my handmade prints - most recently, as part of my Parakeet and Cherry Blossom Statement Print.  The cherry blossom tree in grey and pink is a collagraph, and perfectly compliments the green parakeet linocuts.  Collographs are a brilliant... View more