Etchings are formed by the artist drawing onto a prepared metal plate
which is then immersed in acid. Ink is applied to the plate and when
wiped off it remains in the grooves and cavities. Under pressure in
a press, the ink is transferred to dampened paper, which also received
the "plate mark" common to all intaglio prints. The paper
I use is Somerset, mould made, acid free 300 gms.
I specialise in miniature etchings, the average plate size being 2.l/2"
x 3" with the mount the size being 8.1/2" x 7".
The following are some examples:
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The subjects I use for my etchings include London Scenes, animals,
flowers, rural scenes, angels and particularly cats. My cats are usually
black and white although Ginger Toms and Siamese do feature from time
to time and they are all meant to amuse.
All the etchings are strictly numbered and signed by myself, the usual
size of the edition being 200.