Using drypoint allows me to simply draw directly onto a printing plate to create my prints. I can explore studies made in my sketchbooks further and work into them using different tools to create marks, textures and areas of tone.
All my drypoint prints are hand pulled limited editions, usually a maximum of twenty prints in each edition, each one is hand inked, wiped back and porinted intaglio onto Fabriano Rosapina or Somerset Satin 285gsm acid free paper using oil based printing inks. The numbered, signed and dated prints are then either mounted using acid free card mounts ready for framing or professionally framed into hand stained and waxed ash frames. I have chosen ash as my preferred wood for framing as the nature of the wood grain means that each frame has a unique grain direction adding to the individuality of the work.
Please click on the individual images below to find out more detail about the prints.