What is a Lithograph?
It’s a method of printing using a Limestone, crayons and ink. It relies on the fact that oil and water don’t mix. You can watch a video here. (https://youtu.be/S67Qqov0CdU)
Hole Editions is the workshop of Lee Turner. Lee is based in the Cluny building in the Ouseburn, Newcastle. He takes part in the regular Open Days. He collaborates with artists from near and far. Those featured on his website include George Shaw, Yoko Ono and the late Norman Cornish.
“All our work is hand printed and original. We use the most light fast inks available and high quality acid free papers. Editions are carefully curated and documented. Upon completion of projects the stones and/or plates are effaced, thereby preserving the integrity of the edition and ensuring that no further impressions can ever be printed.”
Find Lee at http://www.holeeditions.co.uk/
From their website: “To coincide with ‘The Great Exhibition of The North’, our Summer Exhibition this year, Northern Ground, demonstrates the wealth of artistic talent in our region, with an overarching landscape theme that presents the North from various perspectives. Artists on show include Jill Campbell, Peter Quinn, Chloe Marquand and Paul Gallagher. ” Details here.
Members of the Royal Watercolour Society exhibit a new selection of paintings in their latest exhibition. Founded in 1804, the RWS is the oldest and most prestigious watercolour society in the world. Works exhibited are in a variety of water‑based media including watercolour, acrylic, ink and gouache, ranging in styles from traditional to contemporary.
My works on show:
Ice Cream Van, Russell Square, London, 2018, watercolour 60x77cm
‘In collaboration with Bankside Gallery, the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture proudly presents an exhibition celebrating William Shakespeare’s life and legacy. Artists from the British Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers will show an exciting and diverse range of works, inspired by Shakespeare’s writings.’
Illustration: detail of ‘ Merchant of Venice, Ipswich Arts Theatre, 1960’ Brush drawing on paper, 2017.