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2018 In Retrospect.

December 29, 2018

I decided to have a glance back over 2018 and pull together a range of images from the best / most enjoyable posts I’ve created over the twelve months. Which post is your favourite and how many do you remember ?

We start, back in January, with the four posts on John Minton, this being one of them. What a talented chap.

Great work by Scottish artist William Crosbie.

Slightly more contemporary work from Robin Heighway-Bury.

Beautifully crafted thoughts of the seashore from Kirsty Elson.

Forgotten artist in two parts, features the work of Roland Collins.

Wildlife woodcuts from Agnes Miller Parker.

Another female perspective of land and sea from Joan Eardley.

Textile and design repeats from Enid Marx.

Fun travel posters from Graphic Designer Abram Games.

Two posts and more posters from Reginald Montague Lander.


American sixties artist Charles Wysocki brought us Trucks and a glimpse of life in that era.

A little modern made nature from Mister Finch.

A glimpse of ceramic nature from Ann Wynn Reeves.

An inspirational trip back in time to Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton Le Hole.

Also a splash of Vintage from Morecombe by the Sea.

Three established artist treats in October from Brian Wildsmith,

Edward Bawden and a fabulous book from the Mainstone Press.

and lastly Disney background artist Walt Peregoy.

November Illustration from Tom McNeely.

More recently some stunning woodcuts from Gwenda Morgan.

Contemporary work by John Jay Cabuay.

Timeless illustration from LeWitt and Him.

Ceramics from Lena Peters and finally…

A few pieces of my own, which will be available to purchase next year through Fishink on Etsy.

Which pieces do you like and why ? Anything you would like to see made in clay from my work ?

Thanks for following Fishinkblog this year.

This is the Eighth year it’s been running and even though I really love writing and curating the posts, it doesn’t get any easier to find the time to do it all. I do appreciate your feedback, likes and comments, it makes the whole experience much more fun to do, so thanks for leaving a word every now and then and if you have any thoughts on how Fishinkblog could be even better, then do let me know. Have a look through the posts you might have missed by clicking on the links above the images, and pass Fishink blog onto a new friend this year so we can grow into a bigger art community from across the globe. It’s great to have you with me.

Have a great 2019 and I’ll be back in a few weeks time.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. lesley1278 permalink
    December 29, 2018 10:00 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and being introduced to different artists. You featured Daphne Padden a while ago. Daphne’s Dad Percy was my grandads cousin but we didn’t realise until a few years ago.

    • December 30, 2018 6:43 am

      Thank you Lesley. That’s an amazing connection to have. Look forward to entertaining you with more new artists next year.

  2. December 29, 2018 10:27 pm

    The images these artists have created are all my favorites; so, it is difficult to select one better than the others. Thanks for sharing again.

    • December 30, 2018 6:45 am

      Thank you, it shows that I’m selecting the right people then. Thanks for following and commenting too.

  3. nkvorka permalink
    December 30, 2018 12:19 am

    Most of these were some of my favorites too. I cannot pick a single one. Happy New Year! Nancy K.

    • December 30, 2018 6:45 am

      Great to hear that Nancy, cheers too for letting me know.

  4. Wallace permalink
    December 30, 2018 5:13 am

    Keep up the great work Fishink !

  5. Deirdre O'Sullivan permalink
    December 30, 2018 9:02 am

    It would have to be the superb John Minton and Joan Eardley for me – also Brian Wildsmith! I’m being a bit greedy choosing 3, but they are all so divinely talented, it’s impossible to pick just one favourite!
    Thanks for all your sterling efforts over the last year, Craig – we are all so grateful to you, for shining a light on artists whose work deserves to be shown to a wider audience and celebrated.

    • January 5, 2019 6:47 pm

      Thanks Deidre, I agree with your selection and don’t think 3 is greedy at all lol. Appreciate your comments and feedback too.

  6. December 31, 2018 7:24 pm

    I consistently adore your blog! And I especially love it when I find posts that I missed the first round, but discover through recent obsessions (such as Christian Robinson). Please keep the inspirational images coming, and best wishes for 2019!

  7. Elaine W permalink
    January 5, 2019 8:47 pm

    Happy 2019 Craig! Thank you again for such wonderful posts during the past year. I don’t always have the time to leave a message but I will say whilst reading your emails and viewing the wonderful artworks is mindfulness in itself. Gwenda Morgan’s woodcuts were just beautiful and I always love the quirkyness of the old advertisements, whether they are selling food or travel always a delight. All the best to you and your Lurcher friend 🙂

    • January 6, 2019 10:47 am

      Aww thank you Elaine, your time, thoughts and comments are very much appreciated. Have a great start to your year also.

  8. January 11, 2019 3:29 am

    Kirsty Elson’s work was super fun. Thanks for all your research and writing Craig. Your blog is a bright spot any day–rain or shine!

    • January 11, 2019 9:43 am

      Thanks Joy, as are your comments. Have a great start to the year.

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