Back to the North East of England and Northumberland, well north Tyneside really, for a landscape subject that has now disappeared with the closure of the coal mines. The prints is from reference material in an early sketch book and was gathered when I was at Art School in Newcastle the mid-1960’s. The pit head is based on that of the Rising Sun Colliery on Tyneside near Newcastle and I remember the “Sun’ newspaper being launched at that time with an offer that if you turned up with a copy of the paper in a pub called ‘The Sun’ you’d get a free pint, being a skint art student full use was made of that promotion believe me.
Sunset Rising Sun colliery. Linocut in seven colours printed on 300gsm Fabriano Artistico Extra White HP in an edition of nine. Image size 210mm x 280mm. £120.00