Carl Peter Borges
Prospect Place
Park Road, Combs
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2JN

Tel. 01449 771687
borges1@tiscali.co.uk
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This section of the website is to let you know what I am up to, what is inspiring me and about forthcoming exhibitions. It is very much in first draft stage.

New Work

Posted: Oct-19-2018

This is my latest print. The first featuring my dog Freddie. It is the first multi plate lino cut I have done for a while. I made it stupidly complicated using five different colour plates, two of which have more than one colour applied to them. I have an idea for another but next time I will simplify it. It was fun anyway. I have done a number of other prints since the ones below. Sorry, I have been a bit lazy adding them to this site.

Freddie with ball

Partly to prepare for a course I am leading titled ‘painterly lino-cuts’ at Gainsborough’s House, I have made the prints below. The textures were created by using a combination of caustic soda to etch the surfaceof the lino and by applying the ink in several thin layers, sometimes using small rollers.

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It is also possible to use wax as a resist and then applying the caustic soda. The print below of Needham Lakes in Mid Suffolk was created in this way. Rather than using a reduction technique as I usually do and did with the prints above. This print is made using two seperate plates of lino and inking one up with a light grey and the other with dark grey.

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The prints below were made using dry-point card or mount board that was prepared with a coat of PVA glue and water.

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Future exhibitions

Posted: Oct-18-2018

Some of my more recent work is hanging at the Jessica Muir gallery in Long Melford and I also have some work at the Aubrey Gallery in Great Dunmow.

I will be exhibiting with 12PM at the Frame worshop and Gallery in Ipswich from 31 October to the 1 December 2018. I have my first solo show for a while at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely in April and May 2019.