Soulisquoy Printmakers

While the Orkney print studio remained homeless and dormant I took a few short courses at Orkney College with Diana Leslie and Charles Shearer. Diana introduced groups to the slightly intimidating procedures and skills involved in various methods of print making. I really enjoyed making collographs with Diana exploring the flat isolated images of Inuit birds and animals.

Eventually in 2016 Soulisquoy got its new home in Stromness where I have enjoyed more short courses, talks, and the company of other folk, through dark winter evenings. It makes a nice change from solitary studio work. The methodical and incremental processes involved in making a print can be a therapeutic break from painting.