Card: Animals and Christmas Tree
Made by Stuart Cairns
Animals and Christmas Tree Card by Upwards and Over. Digital print of an original etching handmade in Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Portrait greetings card with envelope, blank inside for your own message. Approximate size; height 15cm, width 10.5cm.
About the maker:
Upwards and Over springs from the illustrated imaginings of Stuart Cairns featuring a varying cast of creatures out and about on adventures away from the prying eyes of people.
“Upwards and Over is a place of play for me- I love sketching out animals, imagining some sort of life for them that we don’t see, one filled with magic and adventure. I then make drypoint prints of the drawings- the odd marks, accidents and strong pigments adding to the atmosphere of the images. I never really make the same image twice- although the underlying illustration might stay the same I always add different mono print marks and use different colours and effects for endless variation. Often this means the same print appears in multiple colours – but each time has a different feel.”