Recent Work



Clare Melinsky's lino-cuts in colour and black and white follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last twenty years her illustrations have been used in advertising, for labels and packaging, and in editorial work for books, magazines and newspapers.

To commission an illustration from Clare Melinsky please contact Benjamin Cox at the Central Illustration Agency, 17b Perseverance Works, 38 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DD
Telephone: +44[0]20 3222 0007
E-mail: info@centralillustration.com

Spring Fling Open Studios 2015

Spring Fling Open Studios 2015

It's time for Spring Fling again, Scotland's Premier Art and Craft Open Studios Event.
There are 95 studios to visit in Dumfries and Galloway, which is in the far south west of Scotland.
This year I am exhibiting at home for the first time. My studio is number 75 on the Spring Fling map, at Highland Cottage, Gatelawbridge, Thornhill DG3 5EA.
Lino cut prints for sale: some new work, others selected from my archive of forty years of illustration . Framed and unframed, price £30-£250. And all my latest postcards.

www.spring-fling.co.uk

Easter Chicks

Easter Chicks

Artisan biscuit tins for Easter

Artisan biscuit tins for Easter

More biscuit tins commissioned by The Fine Cheese Company of Bath.
These have Easter Bunnies and Easter Chicks.

Exhibition in Thornhill February 3rd - March 7th 2015

Exhibition in Thornhill February 3rd - March 7th 2015

Lino cut prints commissioned for the museums of Dumfries and Galloway. Castle and cottage, tolbooth and town hall, industrial and domestic architecture are all here, mostly built of the local red sandstone. A selection of my other work on show too.

Thomas Tosh provides the venue. A stylish space that was once a parish hall, now a shop, gallery and excellent cafe´.
10.00 - 5.00 [ closed Sundays ]

http://www.thomastosh.com

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

A charming idea for an invitation to a promotional Christmas party event, commissioned by a London client.

Lino cut workshops in Thornhill February 2015

Lino cut workshops in Thornhill February 2015

Pass a happy Saturday making lino cuts in February. Thomas Tosh is a friendly cafe´and gift shop that provides a great space upstairs where I run my workshops. And they provide an excellent lunch downstairs with cakes and coffee to keep energy levels high. Gift tokens are available if you know someone who would like a Christmas present with a difference. I only take six students in a class, so you will get plenty of attention, and time to do lots of colourful printing using Easy-cut lino with the best tools and ink included in the price: £ 60 a day.

To book your place email: info@thomastosh.com

Labels for Steilhead Cider

Labels for Steilhead Cider

Max Nowell needed some labels for his artisan cider. He came up with three birds that reflected the three different types of cider: bullfinch, siskin and nuthatch. Max has been making cider for many years. He has planted a cider apple orchard at his house at Steilhead where all the production takes place. And he also collects apples from orchards locally, up and down Nithsdale. All the apples have been pressed now, and the juice is fermenting away in barrels over the winter, ready for next year's bottles.

Facebook: steilheadcider

Autumn biscuit tins

Autumn biscuit tins

Bright autumn leaf colour and a sunny afternoon: I photographed my latest biscuit tin labels for the Fine Cheese Company. The theme was the English countryside, and these are the two Autumn tins. Hedgehogs and red squirrels live in my Scottish garden. The apple trees and hills and woods are all part of my home landscape. I don't have a distant lake in my back garden though, that's taken from a bit further afield, the Lake District perhaps. And my pumpkins are never going to get that big.

September 2014 Waitrose Kitchen magazine

September 2014 Waitrose Kitchen magazine

Editor William Sitwell writes about his orchard in the September Waitrose Kitchen magazine. He describes the joys of picking his apples, making cider, and eating apple crumble. All very much a part of my own life style, the decorative border is pretty much the view from my kitchen window. Except I don't have a cider press, just a printing press.
The only hiccup is that I haven't actually seen the article in print, as my nearest Waitrose is fifty miles away in Edinburgh.
So let me know if you have seen it out there.

Open Gardens

Open Gardens

Our village has an Open Gardens day on Sunday 24th August 2014.
Walk round twelve gardens in Gatelawbridge, one of which is mine.
£6.00 per person includes car parking, and tea and home baking in the marquee.
In aid of the Macmillan Fund.
Gatelawbridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, SW Scotland DG3 5EA