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Latest Blog Posts for Mike Rickett's blog

  • Art goes into print
    on Feb 8, 2013
     It has taken a while but I have finally been persuaded to create limited edition prints of some of my paintings so I set about doing just that!I have selected seven recent paintings and created a digital file for each and have produced&nbs...
  • Prints on show
    on Jan 28, 2013
    Very soon a new range of prints, reflecting my paintings will go on show here. I will also include recent woodcuts like the one above, King's Parade, completed in January.So watch this space my friends!Mike Rickett...
  • The affair at Penny Lane!
    on Sep 8, 2012
    This is the first blog since December last year. Life has, quite simply been too busy. And now my colleague and friend Paul Doran are just about ready to rock'n'roll setting up our Interim Degree Show at the famous St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane, Liv...
  • Movements in colour
    on Feb 10, 2012
    Work goes on at Hope University here in Liverpool, UK. My current project is a collaboration with fellow student Leila to produce a series of four prints showing different dance routines screenprinted in four colours. It has not been without its prob...
  • A week in the life of . . . .
    on Dec 12, 2011
    My first single colour screenprint No 15I have been thinking for a while that I should perhaps be a little more biographical from time-to-time, not just to talk about my work but to relate what life at university and the Liverpool arts scene, in...
  • Atmosphere in ink
    on Dec 5, 2011
    North Wales Coast - Drypoint by Alistair TuckerNo 14.Editions Gallery in Liverpool city centre is a small forum for art – a shop really with the walls used to display art. It has the atmosphere of an intimate club and a friendly welcome. Usual...
  • The wonder of Alice
    on Nov 28, 2011
    Kiki Smith's Pool of TearsNo.13The problem with Alice in Wonderland is that it a surreal dream – a story that is almost impossible to transfer to the stage or film. It relies on the imagination of the reader rather like Dracula which has also never...
  • Hidden Treasures
    on Nov 21, 2011
    Jason Jones at the Cornerstone Gallery at Hope University's Creative CampusNo.12It’s a novel way of raising cash for a charity. Imagine well-known artists, celebrities and completely unknown painters being invited to paint a postcard-sized picture...
  • Inspiration of the imagination
    on Nov 14, 2011
    Karen BallNo.11Many things can act as inspiration for art – a smell, an experience, a touch, a view or even a relationship, good or bad.Such was the case with artist Karen Ball who created a fictitious person for an entire cycle of her multi-media...
  • Art for arts sake
    on Nov 7, 2011
     No. 10When Deborah Butler gave up teaching she came up with a novel solution to the problem of earning a living out of art – a problem that all too many artists just give up on.She created her very own gallery to market and sell her paintings...
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