In April 2017 I visited my former Tutor, Dear friend & guru, Pete Nevin (Pedro) & his wonderful Wife, Lottie.
whilst this was primarily a chance to catch up with them socially and enjoy the peace of the Region, it was also an opportunity to reconnect with drawing – the joy of engaging with tangible objects & the Environment and to feel free with mark-making.
This also then transferred to experimenting with the previously untried process of Plywood Lithography, or Mokulito as it is known in Japan, also utilising Pedro’s new custom-made Relief Press, which had recently been driven, & winched over into the Studio at their magnificent residence in Alcala La Real. The results were fascinating & moved me to place them without hesitation as part of my Portfolio offering at the 2017 Affordable Art Fairs at both Hampstead & Battersea.
The Trip inspired & some of the photos inspired the creation of ‘Alcala’ at East London Printmakers not long after my return, which went on to win ‘The Great Art’ prize at the National Original Print Exhibition in 2018.
Pete & Lottie have since moved north to Galicia, where I created more Prints in 2019.
©Stewart Taylor 2023