What is drypoint?

I create a drypoint print by using a sharp scribe to draw my design onto an acrylic plate.  It scratches the surface and creates burrs, which will hold the ink.  I ink the plate, then with skill, wipe the plate to create the beauty and depth of colour I require in the finished print.  The plate is then passed through the etching press to create the print.  The inking process then begins again for the next print in the edition.

Incising the line

Limited Editions

All my drypoint prints are signed, numbered and are limited editions.  Each print has been entirely handmade.