I have become interested in doing etchings in a long thin format. I was initially inspired by seeing a long thin ink drawing of a castle by Victor Hugo. This inspired the first in this series which is a view of the castle above the village of Najac in South West France.
After a visit to Northern Ireland, where I visited the Dark Hedges (an Avenue of ancient beech trees that featured in the Game of Thrones), I was inspired to produce the second etching in the series.
Since then I have tried to take photos that might convert into etchings in this format. The next in the series was based on a photo taken ina back street of St Antonin, in South West France. A young girl was running into a doorway. I often use imprints of textures in my etchings and here you can see the bubble wrap suggesting the stone work of the building.
The next in the series was a view of Bruniquel, another village in South West France. As I was preparing for an exhibition at Sprout community arts in Tooting entitled Colour and Collage I thought I would do some brighter versions first. Again the bubble wrap is visible and the brickwork on the clock tower was an imprint of a rubber sink mat.
All four etchings were shown together at Sprout. They are available at £95 each unframed and £150 framed with the black frames shown below.