What an unexpected surprise to find this sign in my local town, advertising Eric Gill engravings, a touring exhibition organised by Goldmark Gallery from Rutland.
For as long as I can remember Gill's work, particularly his stone carving, has been an inspiration. His skill and scrupulous observance, precise, clean flowing lines and superb draughtsmanship are qualities I dream about achieving.
In I went to gaze at a master.
Some of the engravings were very small, so an even greater marvel, and they were beautifully mounted. I went round twice! Here are a couple of my favourites, though there was one called Swineherd, with three lovely pigs in it.