For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography

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the work

alice strange

I just make one move after the other, this leads to that.

bob dylan

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open studio

Visit me at my studio. I’m here 11-ish to 6-ish most days – sometimes earlier, often later. Sometimes I’m printing, sometimes I’m working on the mosaic in the garden, sometimes I’m doing admin, sometimes I’m studying, sometimes I’m not here at all, when the hills or the islands or the bright lights of Glasgow call … Contact me for an appointment if you want to be sure I’m in before you climb the hill …

Blue Oban linocut

blue oban

2014 – linocut – image diameter 28cm – edition: 20

 

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skint

boats5

boats V

2014 – linocut – image size 8x8cm – edition:20

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high tower, little bay

2014 – screen print – 20x7cm – edition:19

entering-the-west

entering the west

2014 – linocut – edition: 20

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immigrant-emigrant

2012 – screen print – image size: 26 x 18 cm – edition: 7

Same person, different labels.

Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained.

powell

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

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The idea of independence in the mind of a dreamer

the idea of independence in the mind of a dreamer

2014 – digital collage

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.

Bob Marley, Redemption Song

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.

aristotle

When most I wink, then do my eyes best see.

shakespeare

Hail Mary screenprint

hail mary

2013 – screen print

For the first time in the history of mankind a mother kneels before her son and acknowledges, of her own free will, her inferiority.

Simone de Beauvoir

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

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alice strange

wood nymph

2002 – woodcut – edition: 30

Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research.

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It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints, as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.

rothko

When I haven’t any blue I use red.

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selfie

In French there is an old expression, ‘la patte’, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from ‘la patte’ and from all that retinal painting.

Marcel Duchamp

It’s natural that a painted self-portrait of a printmaker should include a ‘pawprint’. Irredeemably retinal …

No print is complete in itself. It is one more stake in the ground. It is one more step towards the goal of a lifetime.

munakata

God … invented the giraffe, the elephant, the cat … He has no real style. He just goes on trying things.

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Art is not self-expression. It is the self expressing all of the elements of the culture that has shaped it. We filter the ambient information that surrounds us –from our families, from our communities, from the information that bombards us every day from myriad sources. We do not create this information; it helps to create us. We in turn start to interpret it and describe it to ourselves and to others as a means to understand it. This is the art impulse. Even works of pure imagination have sources outside of ourselves.

kit white

Lake tekapo

tekapo iii

2013 – screen print – image size 15x15cm – edition:16

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