Letter Press Introduction

I was lucky to have had a chance to take part in a letterpress workshop at Spike Print Studios with the Letterpress Collective.

It really took me back to where I belong! In a Printshop, the smell of the inks, the sound of th rollers, aww it was wonderful! I’m hoping to join in another more in-depth session soon!

Here’s a sample of an Astrologers Song by Rudyard Kipling which I set.

Illustrated Boards in North Somerset Rail Stations

 Similar to the Project from 2014 the Severnside Community Railway Partnership commissioned another set of five boards at the railway stations at Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton. Worle, Weston Milton and Weston super Mare. This Project involved the Community School in Worle providing the content and artwork and several local history groups providing the written content.

2015 Yatton 4

2015 Yatton 1Boards at Yatton

2015 Wor 3

2015 Wor 3Boards at Worle

2015 WsM 2Boards at Weston super Mare

2015 WMilBoards at Weston Milton

2015N&BBoard at Nailsea & Backwell

Trip to Sri Lanka travel journal


2016 SL ColomboWoman writing in an excercise book sat in a doorway. Colombo.

2016 SL TurpA huge and gloriously beautiful tree, by the bus station in Colombo. I was told it may be the Turpentine tree Syncarpia glomulifera.

2016 SL TreeDetails of different kinds of epiphytes growing in the forest.

2016 SL Green VineBeutiful green vine snake Ahaetulla nasuta found in the Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve

2016 SL Forest PoolQuick sketch of a river flowing under a huge boulder and rocks forming a small pool. A story accompanies this place. “A princess went to bathe here and emerged a beautiful woman after having bathed in the pool.”

2016 SL MonksMonks bathing in he river. Waving and laughing at us as we pass over the bridge looking down.

20016 SL FishRoad side Fish monger. Weilding a hugely sharp scimitar. Always cuts off the lips first, then the fins, then the innards. Swiftly and elegantly done. His chopping board is a huge  piece of dark hardwood, no doubt from the forests behind him.

2016 SL MalawagamaScene from our window in Kithulgala. looking out upon the Matugama rainforest and the The Kelani River (Sinhalese: කැළණි ගඟ) which flows all the way to Colombo. Kithulgala had many dramatic thunderstorms in the evenings, we would see the clouds gather, the lightning and thunder would follow.

2016 SL The FerrymanOur Ferryman who would take us and all the many people neding to cross the river all day long. His oar you can see was crafted by his very hand, it was also crafted from a dark hardwood from the forest. A wonderful job, to be out on the water in such a beautiful place, yet still a strenuous and hard job in the heat and humidity.

2016 SL HattonA day out in Hatton, waiting to catch our first train ride.

2016 SL MatchboxA charming little lion on the back of a match box.

Heritage Maps installed in Railway Stations

I was commissioned by the Severnside Communiy Rail Partnership C.I.C to lead a project which involved different community groups from Bath, Oldfield Park and Kensham to create artwork to feature in a Heritage Map. Go to the Workshops section to read more about the groups who made the artwork which contributed to this piece of work.

The brief was to create a piece which had a trail aspect to it, so children and families can look, read, learn and follow the clues to all three sections of map.

The resulting map is featured at each of the local railway stations.

Bath Poster

2015 Bth PanelSection at Bath Spa Station

Oldfield Park poster

2014 OLF fullSection at Oldfield Park Station

Keynsham Poster

2014 Kyn Board 2

Section at Keynsham Station.