November 7th, 2009 Doug
Recently I have working on some ideas for producing an online catalogue
for the exhibitions at Bedales Arts and the Scottish Poetry Library in 2010.
Being an old-fashioned ‘pencil and paper’ type of artist, working with various software programs is proving
to be a very big learning curve! Click on the link below to see the latest work in progress.
Exhibition Catalogue Work-In-Progress
November 4th, 2009 Doug
Studio proof for the cover of ‘Small Expectations’
The finished art work has arrived for the cover of Donald Murray’s superb new book, ‘Small Expectations’, and I think the box constructions work well in the design.
It was a fantastic opportunity given to me by Sharon Blackie and David Knowles at Two Ravens Press, to produce images to compliment the text. I have worked in collaboration with Donald previously, and I find his writing a treasure trove of images and ideas, just waiting to be created visually. Doing the cover work for Small Expectations was no exception to this rule.
The book is to be published on 1st March 2010, and I would highly recommend getting a copy to read for yourself.
The book will be available from the Two Ravens Press website; click on the image to access the 2010 catalogue featuring this and many other fine titles.
Thanks also to Bob Aylott for his expertise and assistance photographing the assemblages.
November 2nd, 2009 Doug
Back cover image for Donald S. Murray’s new book
Small Expectations is a collection of linked short prose pieces and poetry. Digressively and figuratively, it tells the story of a character born on the Outer Hebrides, steeped in myth, history and Gaelic, who is then educated for work on the mainland. The character’s life thereafter has two poles, and Murray cleverly juxtaposes these strange attractors, bringing the power of ancient myth into the modern world with imagination and great humour.
The book will be published by Two Ravens Press in 2010.