Prints

As a curator I have been responsible for the care and display of masterpieces of printmaking by Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso and many others. However, my practical experience was rudimentary before joining Glasgow Print Studio in the 1990s, where I gained an introduction to screenprinting, etching and aquatint. Currently, I favour drypoint, the most direct method there is, drawing with a diamond point into polished copper. Direct, but so fragile that I count myself lucky to pull 20 good impressions before the pressure of printing begins to degrade the image. So, if they are ever valued at all, it will be for their rarity!

The Beeches of Waulkmill Glen
The Beeches of Waulkmill Glen

2000/2008. Etching, aquatint and drypoint on steel, 10 x 14 3/4ins (25.4 x 37.5cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 15, £250.

Forest of Rothiemurchus
Forest of Rothiemurchus

1999-2000. Soft-ground etching with aquatint on steel, 7 x 22 5/8ins (17.8 x 57.5cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 25, sold out.

Forest of Rothiemurchus: hand-colour
Forest of Rothiemurchus: hand-colour

2000. Etching with aquatint on steel, hand-coloured, 7 x 22 5/8ins (17.8 x 57.5cm). Arches 300gsm. Ed: 20, £600, to order.

Cairnsmore of Fleet from Wigtown Bay
Cairnsmore of Fleet from Wigtown Bay

2001. Etching and aquatint on steel, 11 7/8 x 17 1/8ins (32 x 43.5cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 30, £350.

Loch an Eilein, in the Cairngorms
Loch an Eilein, in the Cairngorms

2008. Drypoint on copper, 7 x 11ins (17.8 x 28cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £250.

Harvest Mice
Harvest Mice

2008. Colour drypoint and aquatint from 2 copper plates, 9 3/8 x 12 7/8ins (24 x 32.7cm). Somerset satin white 300gsm. Ed: 10, £250.

Harvest Mice II
Harvest Mice II

2009. Drypoint on copper, 9 3/8 x 12 7/8ins (24 x 32.7cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £250.

A Juicy Bramble
A Juicy Bramble

2009. Etching and drypoint on copper, 7 9/16 x 13 13/16ins (19.2 x 35.1cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £250.

A Young Pike
A Young Pike

1999/2008. Etching and aquatint on steel, 9.25 x 4.75 ins (23.5 x 12cm). Somerset velvet buff 280gsm. Ed: 17, £150.

Two Chub
Two Chub

2010. Drypoint and aquatint on copper, 11 x 5 3/4ins (28 x 14.5cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 10, £200.

Two Chub II
Two Chub II

2011. Drypoint and aquatint on copper, 11 x 5.75 ins (28 x 14.5 cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £250.

Three Salmon
Three Salmon

2010. Etching and aquatint on steel, 13 3/4 x 23 3/8ins (33.6 x 59.4cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 20, £350.

The Pike
The Pike

2010. Etching and drypoint on copper, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 5, £200.

The Pike: hand-coloured
The Pike: hand-coloured

2011. Etching, drypoint and watercolour, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Somerset satin white 300gsm. Ed: 5, £300 to order.

The Pike and Lilies
The Pike and Lilies

2011. Etching and drypoint on copper, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 5, £300.

The Pike and Lilies: hand-coloured
The Pike and Lilies: hand-coloured

2011. Etching, drypoint and watercolour, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Somerset satin white 300gsm. Ed: 5, £500 to order.

The Pike and Ducks
The Pike and Ducks

2011. Etching, aquatint and drypoint on copper, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 10, £400.

Three Gars
Three Gars

2012-13. Drypoint with open bite on a steel and a copper plate, 13 x 21 ins (33 x 53.4 cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 10, £300.

Gars hunt Catfish
Gars hunt Catfish

2014-15. Drypoint with open bite on a steel and a copper plate, 13 x 21 ins (33 x 53.4 cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 3, £300.

Gars hunt Catfish II
Gars hunt Catfish II

2015-16. Drypoint with open bite on a steel and a copper plate, 13 x 21 ins (33 x 53.4 cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £400.

A Nuthatch
A Nuthatch

2013. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £350.

A Nuthatch: hand-coloured
A Nuthatch: hand-coloured

2014. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6cm). Somerset satin white 300gsm. Ed: 10, £500, to order.

The Blackbird: hand-coloured
The Blackbird: hand-coloured

2015. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6cm). Somerset and Arches 300 gsm. Ed: 12, £500, to order.

Flower of Scotland: hand-coloured
Flower of Scotland: hand-coloured

2017. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6 cm). Somerset and Arches 300 gsm. Ed: 12, £500, to order. [Full title: Flower of Scotland: Goldfinches on Spearthistle]

Larch with Siskins: hand coloured
Larch with Siskins: hand coloured

2017. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6 cm). Somerset and Arches 300 gsm. Ed: 15, £500, to order.

©Chris Allan