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Looking at the landscape the eye receives many different patterns in the same instant. I try to feature the ones I find most striking in the linocuts, sometimes overlapping them to reflect my mingled perception.

Collaged landscape Lino cut on paper 2008 - Some elements of the landscape impress themselves on my mind more than others

'The Swallows are Back'   When I see the swallows are back I know that spring is here

'The Swallows are Back' (20cm x 30cm) 2008 It makes me happy to see the swallows have made a safe return ...

.... and I'm sad to see the last one leave in September (20cm x 30cm)

.... and I'm sad to see the last one leave in September (20cm x 30cm) 2008

Linocut (20cm x 30cm)

Green landscape 2 (20cm x 30cm) 2008

Green landscape (20cm x 30cm)

Green landscape 1 (20cm x 30cm) 2008

While living in the countryside I dream of other places (20cm x 30cm)

While living in the countryside I dream of other places (20cm x 30cm) 2009

.... and other possibilities  (20cm x 30cm)

.... and other possibilities (20cm x 30cm) 2009

I dream of Spanish mountains that impose themselves on my backdoor landscape (20cm x 30cm)

I dream of Spanish mountains that impose themselves on my backdoor landscape (20cm x 30cm) 2009

.... and wanting to be in both places at the same time (20cm x 30cm)

.... and I want to be in both places at the same time (20cm x 30cm) 2009

Scotland is just over the border - and so is this viaduct

Scotland is over the border - and so is this viaduct. Linocut 20cm x 29cm) 2009

In the spring the curlew's melancholy cry contrasts with the lapwing's lively call. (20cm x 29cm)

In the spring the curlew's melancholy cry contrasts with the lapwing's lively call. (20cm x 29cm) 2008

... they nestle in the fields while raising their young - Linocut (23cm x 30cm)

... they nestle in the fields while raising their young - Linocut (23cm x 30cm) 2008

'Curlew' Linocut on paper (20cm x 30cm) 2009 - I seem to be obsessed with the curlew having printed it in so many different ways

As the curlew is imprinted on the landscape of Northumberland I believe the landscape of Northumberland is imprinted on the curlew.  Collaged linocut (35.5cm x 20cm) 2009

As the curlew is imprinted on the landscape of Northumberland it seems the landscape of Northumberland is imprinted on the curlew. Collaged linocut (35.5cm x 20cm) 2009

Walking by the river we occasionally disturb a heron - Linocut (20cm x 29cm)

Walking by the river we occasionally disturb a heron - Linocut (20cm x 29cm) 2009

Rabbits and herons are common in Northumberland

Rabbits and herons are common in Northumberland Linocut (40cm x 29.5 cm) 2008

I am captivated by ancient remains - this baby mammoth was preserved in ice for thousands of years - Collograph (15cm x 15cm)

I am captivated by ancient remains - this baby mammoth was preserved in the ice of Siberia for 40,000 years. She fell into a river and drowned, poor little thing. Collograph (15cm x 15cm) 2009

I borrowed some images from cave paintings - Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm)

I was inspired by some images from cave paintings - Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm) 2009

Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm)

Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm) 2009

Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm)

Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm) 2009

Maybe this is how we would depict them today ... Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm)

Maybe this is how we would depict them today ... Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm) 2009

... or maybe some would see Michael Jackson as the 21st C. icon... Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm)

... or maybe some would see Michael Jackson as the 21st C. icon... Collograph and monoprint (26cm x 11cm) 2009

Collograph (19cm x 7cm)

'Rock On' Collograph (19cm x 7cm) 2008

All over Northumberland there are 'cup and ring' marks carved into large limestone rocks - nobody really knows what they were for, but I love the designs - some of them remind me of crop circles ... Collograph (19cm x 7cm)

'Rock On II' Northumberland has rock art, otherwise known as 'cup and ring' marks carved into large limestone rocks - nobody really knows what they were for, but I love the designs - Collograph (19cm x 7cm) 2008

Collograph (15cm x 15cm)

'Rock On III' Collograph (15cm x 15cm) 2008

Collograph (19cm x 13cm)

'Rock On IV' Collograph (19cm x 13cm) 2008

This design was derived from a pulmonary artery image taken by a scanning elelctron microscope.  It supports the cut-out pieces in my installation 'Up Close and Personal' - Collograph (23cm x 23cm)

This design was derived from a pulmonary artery image taken by a scanning elelctron microscope. It supports the cut-out pieces in my installation 'Up Close and Personal' - Collograph (23cm x 23cm) 2009

Collograph (23cm x 23cm)

Collograph (23cm x 23cm) 2009

Viscosity collograph (39cm x 29cm)

Some deep memory associated with salt water. Viscosity collograph (39cm x 29cm) 2009

'Fragment' - Viscosity Collograph (32cm x 22cm) 2008

'Fragment' - Viscosity Collograph (32cm x 22cm) 2008

Woodcut (22.5cm x 15cm)

Woodcut (22.5cm x 15cm) 2009

Big Leage (52cm x 37cm)  Monoprint on handmade paper

'Big League Leaf" (52cm x 37cm) 2008 Monoprint on handmade paper - These huge leaves grow on the verge where I walk each day - some are as big as umbrellas.

'Flight' - linocut on paper 15cm x 21cm    I did this for a local charity called Lifespan who ask artists to donate a small painting for auction to raise funds for terminally ill people and their families.

'Flight' - Linocut on paper (15cm x 21cm) 2009 I did this for a local charity called Lifespan who ask artists to donate a small painting for auction to raise funds for terminally ill people and their families.

'Gun Dogs' Lino cut on paper (20cm x 20cm) 2009 - Pheasant shooting is alive and well in Northumberland - the dogs love the work

'Crow' - Lino cut on paper (30cm x 23cm) 2009 - When picking at roadkills the crows dice with death flying at the very last minute before becoming roadkill themselves.

'Taste of Northumberland' - Lino cut on paper (29cm x 20cm) 2009 - Northumberland, the land of wide horizons, heather clad fells, forests and sandy beaches.

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