Old Railway Line, Aldeburgh, etching 32 x 30 cms
Exhibited at the RA 2001
Aldeburgh in Winter, Monoprint, 36 x 30 cms
In 1999 Derek discovered the Ufford Print Workshop (later to become Sudbourne Park Printmakers) a group of artists run by teacher and printmaker Gareth Jones. He knew nothing about printmaking then but soon became fascinated by the techniques. He is still learning today and owes a debt of gratitude to Gareth for his encouragement, enthusiasm and guidance over the past 20 years.
He enjoys every aspect of printmaking. The detailed work of drawing into a metal plate, the inking, etching in acids, the use of aquatint, the very different procedures involved in monoprint and lithography, all combine to produce images which are as unexpected as they are satisfying, and which cannot be predetermined - materials and processes have their say. Title image: Wiping a plate (Crag Path, Aldeburgh)
St. Paul's and Jupiter, etching and aquatint, 65 x 50 cms
Crag Path, Aldeburgh, etching and aquatint, 30 x 32 cms
Pisa, Dancing Trees, Monotype, 30 x 40 cms
Cattle Pass, Loch Kishorn, monoprint, 32 x 36 cms
St. Paul's from the South, lithograph, 75 x 50 cams
Aldeburgh Beach, etching and aquatint, 32 x 30 cms.
Aldeburgh Town Steps,Winter, etching and aquatint, 33 x 31 cms; prize-winner, Eastern Open
Aldeburgh, etching and aquatint, 68 x 90 cms; exhibited RA Summer 2000?