My woodblock prints are multi layered multi coloured prints created over a week to ten days. I use an oil based ink extender and oil paint to ink my prints so I usually ink only one colour per day to allow for the last colour to dry sufficiently between layers. This makes the process quite slow but satisfying. I derive great enjoyment from being able to vary the prints between editions, changing the colours to depict different times of the day and lights and changing the clouds thereby making the most of both sides of the blocks and all my efforts to carve them. While I enjoy doing single colour–usually black & white prints– I find they are all over and done with too quickly and relish the protracted nature of the coloured prints.
Most are in editions of no more than eight.
This is a selection of some of my prints.
My work can be purchased at
or at our shop at 40 Herbert St Laura South Australia.