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Adventures in Printmaking | 2011

Every year master printmaker Basil Hall holds a series of Printmaking in Paradise workshops on the island of Skopelos and in July 2011 I participated in this two week residency. 

 Basil Hall assisted by Melbourne artist  Steph Bolt  examine a student's print

Basil Hall assisted by Melbourne artist Steph Bolt examine a student's print

 My workstation, a room with a view

My workstation, a room with a view

 View from the studio of Skopelos harbour. 

View from the studio of Skopelos harbour. 

Sink Like A Stone | 2011

Sink Like A Stone | 2011

Etching. 27 x 39cm

In July 2011 Greece was in the grip of a major financial crisis. I used images from the Greek newspapers as inspiration for a suite of etchings.

Amphitrite | 2011

Amphitrite | 2011

Unique print. Etching. 27 x 39cm

My etching of the pebbly beaches of Skopelos is overlaid against a background of Greek newspapers decrying the nation's fiscal crisis.

In Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a sea goddess, wife to Poseidon and mother of Triton. The timeless ocean and her goddess in modern Greece.