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From a Wider Viewpoint

Three small widescreen format landscape/walkabout inspired cut paper collage originals.

Size 7.5 x 30cm, various pre-coloured/translucent papers and card.

A Change in the Weather
Into the Valley
Towards the Pass

Happy Christmas!

***** Merry Christmas! * Joyeux Noël! * ¡Feliz Navidad! * Vrolijk Kerstfeest! * Frohe Weihnachten! * Buon Natale! *****

art collage printmaking

Recycle, metamorphosis and re-construct

Throughout our Monday Drawing Club zoom meeting I was collaging cuttings from some old woodblock prints, re-arranging & re-imagining connections between inked/non-inked papers. The motto ‘I have everything I need’ encourages an environmentally sound method of working, re-cycling previously used papers, that for one reason or another may not have been fulfilling their optimum potential. Now re-aligned they present some new and exciting possibilities of direction.
Three pieces collaged during the evening session are presented here:

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Threading Together

Threading Together is a cross-generational arts project, using textiles and photography focusing on food cultures and food memories. The project is culminating in an exhibition of photography and textile work, featuring work produced by our Travel and Tourism students as well as by members of the wider Dover community. The project has also involved some of the local independent range of cafes and restaurants that we have in Dover.

My plate of bratwurst, wild garlic sprinkled potatoes and red cabbage with apple is a rather eclectic heritage mix.

I have always loved sausages since I was very young, whether they be Bratwurst, Wall’s pork sausages in the UK, or those wonderful Weißwuascht from Southern Germany. Together with the boiled potatoes sprinkled with chopped wild garlic, they remind me of early years in Switzerland. Settling in the UK, my grandfather always carried a dried Edelweiss flower to remind him of his homeland, and I still have that to this day – along with his old 78 rpm recording of The Happy Wanderer, sung by The Obernkirchen Children’s Choir from 1953. The song ‘Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann’ rings true today as my passion is to wander through the many landscapes and cities of Europe. My somewhat European feast would not be complete without the red cabbage and apple I discovered and loved so much from dishes in The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland whilst on walkabout.

For further information about the project please visit:

Threading Together – Dover Arts Development (

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You can reach the world from Dover

‘You can reach the world from Dover’ – A Drawing Club special themed event for the DAD Digital Festival.

A series of three cut paper collages using cuttings from my old childhood atlas where dreams of travelling to distant lands were first explored. A doorway can be stepped through in both directions, and everyone can also reach Dover from the world.

For more about the DAD Digital Festival see:

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Fabric Friday

Recent Fridays in the studio have been wonderful collage inspired days, raiding my colleague’s fabric box to explore a selection of linens, cottons and silks. These three material based mixed-media collages developed over the past few weeks and were finally mounted onto 300g paper yesterday. All are approximately A2 in size un-framed.