My work can currently be seen in Staithes Studios Gallery, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery at Leeds and at Studio Eleven in Hull. Many pieces are also available on line form my ETSY SHOP

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


My favourite time of light -  on the moors road to Danby

Sunday, 27 July 2014


Out and about in the Touring Caravan Gallery at Seafest, Scarborough. Sunshine, sea happy people punctuated with pirates , vikings and the occasional mermaid

Friday, 25 July 2014


Pleased to see my large pond painting hanging beside some wonderful lino prints by Andrew Dalton at the Inspired by Gallery Danby . My much smaller plant prints are also making a proud appearance.
Andrew Dalton Lino prints, Stef Mitchell Painting & Monoprints, 
David Stephenson Iron work
RAW - Aspects of the Moors - Inspired By Gallery - Danby
25th July - 17th August
Just some of the artists work being exhibited - there is a lot more - do pop along and take a peek at what is being created in this area - it's quite amazing

‘RAW’ is an organisation which provides a platform for professional artists and galleries in North Yorkshire to develop and share their practice.
Helen Bowes and Lucy Saggers
Chris Raw and Rosie Robinson
David Stephenson and Sue Slack

Thursday, 24 July 2014


After three months of slow drying and pressing this Wild Garlic Monoprint Collage has been sent to the framers - still amazingly fragrant

Monday, 21 July 2014


Getting used to my new press at Staithes Studios - enjoying nudging up the scale - my prints are growing in size as the plants are reaching full summer height. Printing from July pickings from the Dutch House gardens

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Cooling down in my studio after a very hot afternoon in the Dutch House Gardens -  wandering making photo-notes and picking ready for printing - the final pick before my exhibition there in the Kunsthuis in August and September. Throughout August I will be in residence at the Dutch House from the 20th - 31st during gallery opening hours.

Saturday, 19 July 2014


I was halfway through printing the pieces for a forthcoming exhibition at The White Room Priestleys when the roller on my press sheared off. All is sorted now and I can't thank enough Hawthorne Printmakers who replaced and delivered a new press within days.It is with great relief that I have been able to complete the pieces today - now I have to select which to show.

Friday, 18 July 2014


Newcastle is the place were Ian & I met way back a very long time ago when studying our various branches of art - going back there always brings fond memories - that coupled with an International Print Biennale makes for an amazing day. We were not able to take photos in many of the exhibitions but did manage to take some of our own work - proud to have it hanging in the Biscuit Factory this wonderful city.

Thursday, 17 July 2014


18 prints all framed and wrapped and on their way to Birmingham. Looking forward to seeing the exhibition and meeting Emma Hardicker at the PV on August 1st at The Bond Cafe Gallery

The Bond Cafe Gallery

Impressions of Nature
Emma Hardicker Stef Mitchell

Observations of nature has been a popular focus for artists throughout history and with the invention of the printing press in the Middle Ages this inspired a strong tradition of depicting nature through art and craft culminating with the superb work of William Morris.

Emma Hardicker and Stef Mitchell continue this tradition but with contemporary sympathies. With both artists their focus is not purely on the depiction of nature and the botanical. Emma and Stef are equally concerned with conveying the sense of place of their experiences and integral to both artists practice is the act of walking and experiencing nature, they draw inspiration through this process which feeds and informs their creativity in the medium of print. 

Both artists choose differing techniques with Stef utilising Mono Printing, collecting flaura and fauna along the way to use in the creation of her meticulous prints. Emma sketches from nature and from these she employs Silk Screen Printing to create intricate and detailed prints. The resulting artworks from these different printing methods are remarkably akin to each other, both artists capture the essence of their experiences and as viewers we are offered a fascinating insight into the artists own relationship with the environments that they walk within.