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Printing at Omega Print Workshop

February 11th, 2015

This week I’ve been making prints at Omega Printmakers, an open access print workshop in Portsmouth. The big attraction for me is the Rochat etching press, which is a dream to use. There’s a large Albion press too, and exposure unit/ screen beds.

Arromanches Lithograph

June 5th, 2014

D-Day, 70 years ago today. Here’s a lithograph I made after I visited Arromanches recently. Many of these large concrete structures were made in Portsmouth where I live, and towed to France to be used as Mulberry Harbours. “Arrow” was the code name for the port at Arromanches and “Golden” was a reference to the […]

Varnishing Day

June 4th, 2014

Historically Varnishing Day was a last chance for artists to view and varnish their work, before the exhibition opened to the public. Turner famously made substantial amendments to his paintings. I didn’t see anyone modifying their work today, but many participants had turned out to celebrate the occasion. A steel band stopped traffic on Piccadilly […]

Albert Irvin OBE celebrations

November 29th, 2013

Albert Irvin receives an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List! Great to be able to share in Bert and his wonderful family’s celebrations at Advanced Graphics, and view his impressive oeuvre in the medium of printmaking, going back a couple of decades. As a student I would eagerly anticipate his inspiring and encouraging tutorials on […]

Creating Balance Film

September 10th, 2013

After a productive day of filming and photography in our studios, and many weeks editing, here is the completed film by Jonas Jakunas and Massimo Mazullo, also featuring Neal Layton and Cotton Candy Photography. View all the ten films and the project’s progress here…

Creating Balance Project

June 11th, 2013

Neal Layton and I are very excited to be participating in the Creating Balance Project:  a new, collaborative project with Anglepoise®, Strong Island & The University of Portsmouth celebrating a design classic and local creativity in Portsmouth. 10 artists/designers have been twinned with 10 photographers and an Anglepoise® light. We’ve been teamed up with photographers Gemma and Philippa from […]

shedshow launch

June 6th, 2013

  A gallery in a shed: shedshow #1. More infomation and images at the shedshow page and a Strong Island write-up here. Thanks to everyone who came along to the launch!   Photographs by Del Thomas          

In the studio

May 16th, 2013

Preparing mono prints for the inaugural Shedshow.

Opens tonight for a private viewing before 2500 postcard sized artworks go on sale on 23 March. Collectors find out the artist’s identity after they have made their purchase. Proceeds go to the student fund which helped me out when I studied at the RCA. http://home.secret.rca.ac.uk/index.html … At work in the studio a few weeks […]

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