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Can you hear those sirens calling you?

limited edition screen print - ocean swimmer
The third in my ocean series of screen prints. This one is more of a waterman than a sailor, with a nod to the watermen on Hawaii who thing nothing of paddling a long board between O’ahu and Maui. This print is about the ocean. The figure is not really tattooed but his body is a frame for the waves and water within it. All beautiful things come with some peril involved. The Sea is an unforgiving territory that has claimed many lives. The two sirens on the figures legs bear witness to this, they are representations of mermaids that sing sweetly to lure sailors on to rocks. Like all the other prints in this series the figure faces away from us, we can’t know this mans face as we can’t fully know the ocean.
This print is titled, Ocean Swimmer.

This print is printed with 3 colours, light blue, black and white and printed on japanese Atsukuchi paper, which is only 57gsm, but don’t be fooled although this paper is thin it is very strong with a waxy finish which makes the ink stand up on it.
there are only 15 of these.
They are all available in the shop
view Daniel’s illustration portfolio

I can reach you over an ocean… nice octopus!

Limited edition screen print- sailor with peacck

The second in my ocean series of screen prints, this sailor heavily tattooed with an octopus and a peacock, strange combination you might say. But, the peacock is a symbol of immortality and the octopus although vaguer in it’s symbolic meaning represents reaching into a lot of things. I like the marriage of the two meanings. Old sailors tattoos are often in some way trying to protect or act as a trophy or an award, I like the idea that this sailor can stare out into the ocean unafraid of death and feel like he can go anywhere he pleases without any risk of harm.
This print is titled, Sailor with peacock

This print is black and white printed on japanese Atsukuchi paper, which is only 57gsm, but don’t be fooled although this paper is thin it is very strong with a waxy finish which makes the ink stand up on it.
there are only 15 of these.
They are all available in the shop
view Daniel’s illustration portfolio

Artcrank screen print

Following its UK debut last year, bicycle-themed poster show ARTCRANK is returning to London with a host of new work. Hosted at Old Street cycling café Look Mum No Hands, ARTCRANK London 2011 features limited-edition original cycling-inspired prints from 26 UK artists and designers, including the graphic talents behind cycling ’zines Boneshaker and The Ride Journal.
Read about it at design week or the artcrank site
Heres a look at the print I did “in the air”Artcrank screenprint

New shop open, japanese print inspired screen prints

My new shop  is open for business. Currently my “maker” series and a couple of other screen prints are for sale on there.
All prints are hand pulled by me! All limited editions.
I’m close to finishing the 3 prints on my “Ocean” series and they will be up shortly.

In the surf screen print

Who is your mistress, is she cruel or kind?

The ocean has many moods, it can be a boiling seething monster or a postcard from paradise and all in between.

A new series of prints I’m working on, these are some of the main templates. The ocean has fascinated people across the ages, In literature it has been a rich source of stories. In Moby Dick, Ahab was obsessed with his “white whale”. in “The cruel sea”, it shows its ambivalence, in mythology it is given mermaids that drown sailors, calling them on to rocks or asking them tricky questions that must be answered correctly.
It is seen as the ultimate adventure playground, the great endurance tester, the leveler.
It’s calm and serene, violent and cruel. A great view or a savage torment. It is all of these things and more.
These prints will be available on my shop soon.

Ocean swimmer with jelly fish starfish and mackerelsailor drawing with tatoo's

Are you afraid of drowning?

Blue Screen print of sailors feet a pig and a cockerel
If you are afraid of drowning then you need some of these sailors feet! Ok, this print is a bit out there at first look but bear with me here!

Back in the days of Wooden ships, Sailors used to get a Tattoo of a pig on one foot and a cockerel on the other foot. This was in the belief that it would prevent them from drowning.

The story comes from the fact that when a ship put to sea, the animals were kept in wooden cages. If the ship was wreaked often the only survivors were the animals in the wooden cages. The cages acted as life rafts.

Only 21 of these beauties. Hand pulled screen print.
Numbered and signed.
catch them while you can at my shop.

One colour screen print in Ultramarine.
Printed on Heavy Weight 300gsm Snowdon paper. 500mm High X 500mm wide. (print area. 230 high X 230 wide)

“River Maker” Limited edition screen print.

Image of “River Maker” Limited edition screen print.

The third in my series of “maker” screen prints, This one is the “River Maker”. He makes the rivers of the world with his tears, from his lofty domain in the mountain tops. This screen print shows the landscape from the valleys with ponds and birds to the high mountain passes.

Only 40 of these beauties. Hand pulled screen print.
Numbered and signed.
catch them while you can at my shop.

One colour screen print in Phthalo Blue.
Printed on Heavy Weight 200gsm Fabriano paper 700mm High X 500mm wide. (print area. 560 high X 360 wide)
river maker limited editon screen print

Baby maker screenprint

So the second in my series of “maker” screen prints, This one is the “Baby Maker”. He’s made the baby stork. Like a Mr nature if you like, as you can see he has fish swimming up waterfalls on his arms, a plant growing up his leg. And his girl on the other leg is keeping an eye on the proceedings.

You can see the first one “CloudMaker” here

Only 40 of these beauties. Hand pulled screen print.
Numbered and signed.
catch them while you can at my shop

One colour screen print in Phthalo Blue.
Printed on Heavy Weight 300gsm Snowdon paper. 700mm High X 500mm wide. (print area. 450 high X 320 wide)
Daniel Mackie's screenprint- Babymaker

Open Studios

As part of Second floor studios and arts my studio will be open to the public along with about 100 other artists. A chance to bag yourself one of my new screen prints at a hefty discount. Check the shop here
Come on down.
private vies 5 till 9 Thursday 18th November,
sat and sun 20th/21st November 11-6
Click on the link above for directions.

“Cloudmaker” Screenprint

Only 37 of these beauties. Hand pulled screen print.
Numbered and signed.
catch them while you can at my shop

One colour screen print in Phthalo Blue.
Printed on Heavy Weight 300gsm Snowdon paper. 700mm High X 500mm wide. (print area. 450 high X 320 wide)

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