GALLERY

Maunsell Sea Forts …

Absolutely loved capturing these magnificent structures in the Thames Estuary.

Sea Forts 1 : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Sea Forts 2 : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Sea Forts 3 : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Sea Forts 4 : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Sea Forts 5 : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Sea Forts 6 : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Into the Blue …

I love to swim I love to dive
The sea’s the reason I’m alive
Into the blue is where I go
Sometimes fast but often slow
The thrill is what I can’t explain
Though each day I go back again …

Into the Blue : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Thank you to everyone who continue to show interest in my work! #StaySafe

Clevedon Pier…

The end of the Pier is my favourite place
Just watching the tide and the Gig Rowers race
My head to the Sun with its warmth on my face
The end of the Pier is my favourite place!

Poem by Keith Tunnicliffe

Alternative Clevedon : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

River Dart…

Beneath the garish beam of day
I’ve often marked this scene before,
When field and hill and moorland gray
One aspect broad of beauty wore.
I’ve seen the hills’ majestic sweep
Reflected from the water’s clear,
But never felt a charm so deep
As this which now enchains me here.

Taken from The River Dart by Sidney Hodges

River Dart : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Salts Mill…

When stone lions
Leave the Square
To quench their thirst
From the River Aire.
For Saltaire
Is a magic place,
Beside canal
And mill race.
Where once the sound
Of clattering looms,
Laughter, crying,
Sweeping brooms;

Taken from Saltaire at 13 o’clock by Martin Ward

Salts Mill : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Top of the Hill…

No dream is too big.
No slope too steep
‘For I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep’

Taken from Cycling by Catherine Habbie

Top of the Hill : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

The Dying Tree…

The artwork has been produced for a Climate Emergency initiative, Talking Trees, and is available to buy in support of this worthy cause. For more about the initiative visit … https://talkingtrees.com/

In darkened dream, my walk was halted,
confronted by a tree,
It stood upright, a branch outstretched
and blocked the path on me.
In darkened dream, my walk was halted,
confronted by a tree,
Awoke, its tale will linger,
forever haunting me

Taken from The Dying Tree Ciaran Cunningham

The Dying Tree : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

The Swimmer…

I wonder,
why I press on,
for my health or for my heart?
by now my legs are aching and my arms are heavy,
yet it is a joy,
to be in my hiding place.

From The Pool – My Hiding Place

The Swimmer : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

Shorelines…

The salty spray
Crashing to the shore
Takes my breath away
I want to see more.
The coastline curves
Around the glorious bay
The beach huts serve
The finest cafe au lait.

From Coastline by Cheryl Love

Shorelines : Original Acrylic on Canvas by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Unframed 500 x 400 : £95 plus £15 Post/Pack

Across the Moor…

There’s music in your waterfalls and ever restless streams

And on your rock strewn rivers, the rays of sunlight gleams

And in the lovely valleys and in the wooded dells

They say that there the Pixies, still weave their magic spells

H E Duncan

Across the Moor : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

Seals at Play…

See how he dives
From the rocks with a zoom!
See how he darts
Through his watery room
Past crabs and eels
And green seaweed,
Past fluffs of sandy
Minnow feed!
See how he swims
With a swerve and a twist,
A flip of the flipper,
A flick of the wrist!
Quicksilver-quick,
Softer than spray,
Down he plunges
And sweeps away;

William Jay Smith

Seals at Play : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

White Swans…

Can’t help thinking of Marc Bolan and the T.Rex classic ‘Ride a White Swan’ with this artwork…

Ride it on out like a bird in the sky ways
Ride it on out like you were a bird
Fly it all out like an eagle in a sunbeam
Ride it on out like you were a bird

Ride a White Swan : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

Waterloo Sunset …

I entered this, successfully, as my submission for the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year and the experience was thoroughly enjoyable and I would encourage artists to have a go. We love the London skyline and you can not fail to see opportunities for photography and art wherever you look.

Terry meets Julie
Waterloo Station
Every Friday night
But I am so lazy
Don’t want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I don’t feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise … Got to love The Kinks

Waterloo Sunset : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500 x 500 : NFS – Commissions welcome [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

Dungeness…

Desert land
Untouched by man
So hot
So dry
Kissed by flames from the sky.

Taken from Survival by Cyndi Cegalis

Dungeness : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

Gig Rowers…

Oars lick, time splits

as blades flip, pushing

distance, cutting paths,

over-throwing resistance;

pushing the shore past,

pushing away the day.

Was it different then to today?

Taken from the wonderful poem Pilot Gig by Sarah Acton

Gig Rowers : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

Streets of London…

The lyrics from Ralph McTell’s Streets of London say it all …

So how can you tell me you’re lonely, and say for you that the sun don’t shine

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London … I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

Streets of London : Original Watercolour by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×400 : £125 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork.]

The Breakwater…

You see the gentle water… how silently it floats, how cautiously, how steadily it moves the sleepy boats;

And all the little loops of pearl it strews along the sand… Steal out as leisurely as leaves, when summer is at hand.

But you know it can be angry and thunder from its rest. When the stormy taunts of winter are flying at its breast;

And if you like to listen and draw your chairs around… I’ll tell you what it did one night when you were sleeping sound …

Taken from The Wives of Brixham …

The Breakwater : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork. If you are interested in seeing the other sky colours please contact me]

Day 12 – Heron … One of nature’s most accomplished fishermen. Standing motionless for several minutes waiting for an unsuspecting fish to swim into reach. Alternatively, stalking the shallows searching for its next meal, then quick as a flash, spearing their prey with their long dagger-like bill.

This Original Linocut was inspired by, not just this long-legged majestic bird, but by a Micro-Brewery featuring the river and it’s wonderful bird life. My capture of the Heron is part of a series of four and should you wish to buy a framed original the very enterprising Thames Side Brewery will receive a donation from the sale. The Brewery walls feature a wide range of original artwork from local artists … and some great beers too!

I beheld a silver bird, stood placid in the stream… A tall and slender figure, a gentle spirit from a dream.

Ode to a Heron.

Heron : Original Watercolour by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 11 – Rugged Mansands … Today I am so pleased to feature this loose Line & Wash of a very challenging section of the South West Coast Path that is Mansands. I absolutely love this secluded area of the coast and for the many walkers who happen upon it as they come over the hill it is one of the UK coast’s many wonderful surprises.

This stretch of the coast path is one of the more challenging sections but it offers some of the best dramatic views and also the possibility to see dolphins. These beautiful creatures are often sighted between Kingswear and Brixham. For us to sit and lean against the rugged rocks with a well earned picnic is one of our cherished moments and to capture it in art is something I will always love.

Emerald hills and turquoise seas, endless canvas brushed with trees … That sway so gently in the hue, of watercolor azure blue

Douglas Olson

Rugged Mansands : Original Line & Wash by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×400 : £125 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 10 – A Land Divided … The unique landscape of Dungeness certainly divides people. It has a wide, strange flatness with the famous nuclear power station on one side, a surface of shingle that dips into the sea on the other; railway carriages turned into quaint dwellings with a post-apocalyptic architecture alongside. How inspirational for artists is that?

We love, love, love Dungeness for it’s wonderful unique feel! Often referred to as England’s only desert it is an amazing nature reserve with features to capture your imagination. From Prospect Cottage, the former home of the art-house film maker Derek Jarman, to the Fish Huts and the RNLI Station on the shingle. It even has a couple of pubs and artists galleries … what more could you wish for?

It’s here where the land meets the sea, flat, wilderness, desolate in it’s beauty.

Pebble-dash shingle, stretches, runs free … for miles and miles.

From Dungeness Ann RTA

A Land Divided : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 9 – Northern Soul … I recently had a great experience creating a linocut for the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year programme on the waterfront at Gateshead. I was totally captivated by the Sage building or as some have named it ‘The Metal Peanut’

The banks of the River Tyne are jammed with amazing architecture and linked by a fantastic set of bridges crossing the water creating an array of views artists could not fail to enjoy. The viewpoint given to us was the Millennium Bridge, however, I could not help creating this linocut of the Sage Centre.

Lines on paper, stand out… The lines transform into concrete… Glass and steel find their places… A domain is defined …

Man Decides

Northern Soul : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 8 – Under the Boardwalk … I was proud to have The National Piers Society feature one of my Pier linocuts created to capture the solid metal structural supports often unnoticed due to the colourful activities happening above.

Whilst shielding as a high risk person Lindsay Jobling took to showcasing some of his great photographic captures of the Isle of Wight. I was so pleased to be allowed to use one of his photographs to create this scene and was as pleased to present him with an original linocut of the scene. Our UK piers never cease to give pleasure to everyone, young and old, and the Piers Society do a wonderful job to help preserve these structures.

Steel on steel; wheel on rail. Random bursts of squeal. The clatter of metal loudens, then scrapes, slows, to silence …

From a poem by Tony Hargreaves

Under the Boardwalk : Original Watercolour by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 7 – Escapism …It is so easy for an artist to escape to anywhere in the world through their art. If you love Italy then I hope you enjoy this watercolour.

Whether it be Venice, Rome or any of the many wonderful places Italy has to offer you will always find yourself in a magical square at some stage of your visit. Italy has so much to offer the visitor and so much to offer the artist. I hope I have captured a flavour of Italy in this original Watercolour for you.

“THE CREATOR MADE ITALY BY DESIGNS FROM MICHELANGELO.” – MARK TWAIN

Escapism : Original Watercolour by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £125 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 6 – Escape to the Coast … It doesn’t always have to be a real view it can be a view in your mind. This original, playful watercolour hopefully captures the colours and the vibrancy of a coastal estuary to take your mind away from the grey days of a winter in lockdown.

We love that trip to the Coast and that special moment when we first glimpse the sea. Wondering down the steep lanes lined with character cottages as we take in the atmosphere. We all have a special place and we all picture in our heads where we would like to be. Don’t you just love our UK Coast and Countryside?

A cursory glance at the morning post … A pointless walk along the coast … That’s what floats my boat the most … That’s where the sea comes in … John Cooper Clarke

Escape to the Coast : Original Watercolour by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×400 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 5 – Crows or Rooks … Some say “a crow in a crowd is a rook and a rook on its own is a crow” Crows are largely seen on their own while rooks are sociable and nest communally. I have captured a pair in linocut frantically playing in a tree.

My attention was drawn to them by that ‘Caw’ they make and there were several flying in and out of the branches. It is also said that the ‘caw’ cry is often the only bird song heard on autumn and winter fields. I often wonder where we get the collective ‘A Murder of Crows’ …

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued … Robert Frost

Crows or Rooks : Original Linocut by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 4 – Inner Harbour … This viewpoint from the quayside in Brixham has always captivated me. The composition, the colours and the sky change ever changing by the minute …

There are many wonderful scenes on our UK Coast creating inspiration for artists and the South West has so many to choose from. I have never ceased to be inspired by the views when strolling from Berry Head to Fishcombe Cove through this bustling fishing port. I hope you enjoy this loose watercolour which is now available.

Peaceful and tranquil the boats in the harbour,
There is a trawler that’s tied to the quay,
Drying its nets at the end of its journey,
Ready to sail on the high morning sea … Andrew Blakemore

Inner Harbour : Original Watercolour by myself Keith Tunnicliffe : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 3 – Back home … For my third artwork I have captured a late evening shot of Fishing Trawlers moored up after days at sea.

This scene has been extremely popular with lovers of our UK Coast and is inspired by the wonderful atmosphere of the fish quay in Brixham. It is extremely dangerous at sea in rough weather and to see the boats returning makes the heart sing. This original linocut is now available.

Salt is the breath of ocean slopes and fresher blows the breeze,
And swifter still each bounding keel cuts through the combing seas,
Athwart our masts the shadows of the dipping sea-gulls float,
And all the water-world’s alive when the fishing boats go out. Lucy Maud Montgomery

Back home : Original Linocut : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack [NB: Text does not appear on original artwork]

Day 2 – Swallows … For my second artwork I am featuring this lovely pair of Swallows swooping over the Old Walls Vineyard in Devon.

These beautiful birds were captured before preparing to migrate. Flying about restlessly over the vines at this wonderful location where we had a great day out. Most leave the area during September but a few stragglers may hang around into October. We were lucky to see them and their presence inspired me to create this original linocut as one of a series of four. The pink sky version has already sold and I am now offering this artwork to swallow lovers.

A bow across the sky
Another in the river,
Whence swallows upward fly,
Like arrows from a quiver.

John B. Tabb

Swallows over Old Walls Vineyard : Original Linocut : Framed 500×500 : £175 plus £15 Post/Pack

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Day 1 – Abandoned Twice … Throughout February I will be featuring and making available original artworks together with a short story showing the inspiration for the work.

First up is this lovely Greyhound abandoned once and rescued from Battersea Dogs Home, lucky chap. I was commissioned to create this original linocut to capture him for his owners. However, for the first time in my long history of art and despite many wonderful comments from the owners, very disappointingly the artwork was not collected. The work has had some great comments on social media including the trustees at Battersea and is now available to buy.

As a tribute to Max I will be pleased to make a donation to Battersea Dogs Home on completion of the sale.

Greyhound Max : Original Linocut : Framed 500×500 : £140 plus £15 Post/Pack

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