NEW silkscreen print "Lake Boathouse"

Hey guys, I've got a brand new limited edition silkscreen of only 50 prints called "Lake Boathouse".

Printed by hand in my West London studio, this four colour print was so much fun to do. I love how the colours came out - it really makes you think of kayaking on crystal clear waters along tree-lined shores. I can smell the fresh air! There is something distinctly Scandinavian about this print.

"Lake Boathouse" is available HERE in the Mengsel Shop.

Please scroll down to see images of the making process of this limited edition print.



Colours mixed and ready to go.

Lining up the little red kayaks

Red layer being pulled. Aaah, fresh ink.

Red layer done.  Now it just needs to dry before the last green layer.

Making sure the green tree layer is perfectly in line before pulling the ink.

Pulling the green ink through the fine mesh screen onto paper.

Drying between layers.



Valentine's Day 2013 at Mengsel

Looking for a non-cheesy Valentine's Day gift for your special someone that will look great in his/her home for years and years? Then look no further than the brand new LOVE print.

A great gift especially for graphic design an typography fans. This print is simple, bold and bright. Designed by Luzelle van der Westhuizen and printed in London on fine art quality papers. The quality of this print is really high and the colours are amazing.

Four different colour options: 
- duck egg blue
- rose blush
- lemon
- red

Two size options: 
A3 - £25
A2 - £35

Last order date for Valentine's Day delivery is Monday 11 February for the United Kingdom and Thursday 7 February 2013 for Everywhere Else (and by Everywhere Else, I mean worldwide!)

Buy the LOVE print HERE at the Mengsel Shop.

(p.s. would make a great wedding pressie for a friend too!)






January 31, 2013

Giclée prints at Mengsel

I've just introduced a new giclée print range to the Mengsel Shop featuring a selection of my best selling limited edition silkscreen prints:

- Bigger Boat in turquoise
- Whale in chartreuse and grey
- Whale in delft blue and black
- Mountain Cabin

All sized A3 (42cm H x 29cm W) and a steal at only £25. You can even buy a couple as a collection.

All of these prints would make fantastic Valentine's Day gifts and the quality of the prints are really great. Printed in London with archival quality inks on 220gsm fine art paper.

The prints will not have my original signature, date or number on it (like the limited editions), but will have the Mengsel logo in the bottom righthand corner.

You can find them all HERE at the Mengsel Shop.

I have so many ideas for this year, so lots of new work coming soon!





Mengsel at Not On the High Street

So happy to announce that Mengsel has joined amazing UK based site NOT ON THE HIGH STREET. So excited about this. Even got my first sale after being live on the site for only an hour!

I will be adding loads of new prints to the site (as well as my own site, www.mengsel.com) in the next couple of weeks and towards Christmas.

You can also find out more about the inspirational success story of the company founded by Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish HERE.



October 11, 2012

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Mengsel prints (framed and unframed) will be for sale at the DegreeArt stand (G12) at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea from October 19th - October 24th. You can get your hands on some of my most popular prints, including Moka Express, Fish&Chips, Robots in Love, Whale and Bigger Boat. The fair is a great way to see my work up close if you are interested and just a fun day out, viewing all the talented artists' work.

More information at DegreeArt's blog: http://www.degreeart.com/blog/2011-affordable-art-fair-degreeart

You can see some of my prints at the show in the image below... Have a great weekend!


Featured in Computer Arts Projects November 2011

Happy weekend everyone! The brand new Computer Arts Projects is out (November 2011 issue) and I'm very proud to have my interview included in a fantastic article : " Successful Print Selling". It means the world to me to be recognised by my fellow printmakers/designers/makers.

I've always been a fan of the magazine. It really helps designers to find their feet out there by giving them business and creative advice as well as loads of inspiration and tutorials. I'm in great company with this article, sharing the pages with Andy Council, Crayon Fire and James Brown.





October 21, 2011

say hello to new stockist Elphick's

Yay! Mengsel has a wonderful new stockist. Elphick's is a gallery set up in 2007 by the artist Sharon Elphick. The gallery is located on the very eclictic Columbia Road and showcases limited edition prints by British artists alongside Sharon's own beautiful work. A selection of Mengsel's hand pulled silkscreen prints are for sale in the gallery (framed and unframed). Elphick's stocks work by amazing artists such as Bianca Gomez, Charley Harper, Marcus Walters, James Brown and Lisa Jones. A beautiful space to visit...

You can visit Elphick's at: 160 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG and get more info about the gallery HERE

October 03, 2011

colour of the day: terracotta

Brand new A3 sized Mini Moka silkscreen printed with white ink on terracotta coloured Canson paper available to purchase HERE in the Mengsel Shop. I've only printed 10 in this very specific colour, so if you want one... be quick!



Terracotta is such a rich, warm and lovely colour and makes me think of the Mediterranean. Here's a little mood board I put together...


In this picture:
- Contemporary Ceramics by Atelier Polyhedre
- Structured Stem Willow Bag by Orla Kielly
- Kenitra Rug at Anthropologie
- Eames prototypes on manganese clay body - house numbers by Heath Ceramics
- Le Creuset Grand Teapot in Volcanic at John Lewis
- Mini Moka Express hand pulled silkscreen print in terracotta by Mengsel

"hotel londres" limited edition print in clementine & patina

Ever wondered where birds stay when they go on vacation? Hotel Londres! The luxury London hotel for birdies on holiday. Bright and colourful, just how I like it. Limited edition of 50 in a A3 size printed by hand in bright clementine and patina on 200gsm acid free Fabriano paper.


Available here in the Mengsel Shop...

in the press: visi no.55

I've been a fan of South African interior magazine Visi for years and years. Was so happy when my South African stockist, Paula van Niekerk from Vamp Furniture in Cape Town let me know that my "Retro Roosters" silkscreen print in buttercup yellow made a little cameo in an article about their fabulous shop! I can't tell you how fantastic it is for me to get all the best magazines (total junkie!) on my ipad via Zinio. Just amazing. This whole issue of Visi focused on wood and is a great read.

The "Retro Roosters" silkscreen print in buttercup yellow is also available here from the Mengsel Shop in an A3 size and A2 size. Also available apple green and bright red. Retro love!


Retro Roosters silkscreen print in buttercup yellow.
Freshly printed Retro Roosters drying in my studio.