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Residency at Burton Constable

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I’m just back from my first stint at Burton Constable Hall as Artist in Residence. I have spent a wonderful four days in the barn with their iconic sperm whale skeleton mentioned in Moby Dick. As well as working on drawings of the skeleton and other items in the collection that have caught my eye […]

Hull Maritime Museum and Whaling Collection

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The whaling collection at Hull is mentioned in Moby Dick and is, therefore, a very special place.  The whaling gallery at Hull Maritime Museum is one of my most inspiring places and I visit it as often as I can.  The skeleton of a right whale and models and paintings of ships have all influenced […]

Dundee and the McManus

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Whaling carried on in Dundee later than any other Port in Britain because of the use of whale oil in the local jute processing industry.  One of the great benefits to me of this is that Dundee has a fantastic collection of whaling photographs, of ships, whaling and the arctic locations. This is also one […]

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Right Whale, left flipper

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Right Whale. Left Flipper

Quilted textile with digital print and freehand machine embroidery (30 x 25 cm)

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Right Whale, left flipper

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Right Whale, Left Flipper

Screen Print (20 x 20 cm) of left flipper bones of the Right Whale.

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Whales!! for sale!!

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Want a whale of your own?  Look no further! These are my limited edition sperm whales.  They are approximately 30 cm long, made of custom printed fabric (designed by me based on text from Moby Dick).  They are filled with non allergenic toy stuffing and sewn together by me in my studio in Norfolk. This […]

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Illustration only version of Moby Dick

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For a few years I have been making fabric whales which I gift to people on the condition that they send me photos of their whale.  From my own and other contributions I have put together and published an illustration only version of Moby Dick containing a curated selection of these whale photographs. http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3654599 You […]

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Spitsbergen Screen Prints

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Three Crowns, Spitsbergen

I was fortunate enough to visit Spitsbergen in the summer of 2012.  An island on the west of the Svalbard archipelago, by a quirk of climatology the gulf stream keeps this warmer than the rest of the arctic at this latitude which means that you can get up as near as 700 miles from the […]

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Between Coal Haven and the Three Crowns, Spitsbergen

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Date: 2013 Medium: Screenprint on Fabriano rosapina Size: 25 x 25 cm

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Coal Haven, King’s Bay, Spitsbergen

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Date: 2013 Medium: Screenprint on Fabriano rosapina Size: 25 x 25 cm

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