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
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
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
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
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
2008. Drypoint on copper, 7 x 11ins (17.8 x 28cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £250.
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
2009. Drypoint on copper, 9 3/8 x 12 7/8ins (24 x 32.7cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £250.
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
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
2010. Drypoint and aquatint on copper, 11 x 5 3/4ins (28 x 14.5cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 10, £200.
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
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
2010. Etching and drypoint on copper, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 5, £200.
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
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
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
2011. Etching, aquatint and drypoint on copper, 13 x 20ins (33 x 50.8cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 10, £400.
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
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
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
2013. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6cm). Hahnemuhle natural 300gsm. Ed: 12, £350.
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
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
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
2017. Drypoint on copper, 21 x 10.5ins (53.4 x 26.6 cm). Somerset and Arches 300 gsm. Ed: 15, £500, to order.
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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]