Friday, April 17, 2015

Gordon Collett Checklist

Chronological list of  Bookplates

By Gordon Collett


 A picture of Gordon Collett at work on a trompe l’œil bookcase mural.
I have been interested in pen and ink work since a child., In fact I sold drawings whilst at school, but the pull to science was stronger leading me to study marine zoology, which I did: graduating in 1986,from  UCNW Bangor.. However, at college, I decided to be a commercial artist instead. I intended to combine both passions and establish myself as a zoological illustrator. As illustration dropped out of use in the 1990's I turned to new things which have lead to what is currently my main commercial concern, , mural work, particularly trompe l’œil. I have worked across Britain and Europe for both private individuals and commercial clients.
 I continued with pen and ink for my own pleasure and have sort of "fallen in" to bookplate designing as a valid way of using this medium. After seeing plates in some of my second hand books, I got tempted to draw one for myself (early 1990's),

Most of my plates are in some way biographical,for example in my own from 1997, It shows that I started as a marine biologist and am an artist, a shell collector and a fencer.The hind's head is my family crest and the faun was a character I used in a lot of my very early illustrations.


1989
1             Kirsten Joanne  Hails         “Throne of Books”                                 100         10  x 10cms

1991
2             Emily Jane Brunton            “Smoke Rings”                                     100         10 x 15cms

1993
3             Helen Cannon                     “Multimedia Library”                            100         10 x 10cms

1997
4             Gordon Collett                   “Life Pursuits”                                      500         7 x 10cms

2005
 5            Prof. Colin Thain                “Biographical Heraldry”                         250         7 x 10cms

2006
6             Harry Urban Holocaust Memorial Library
                                                                            “Symbolic Memorial”                  digital file        7 x 10cms

2008
               7             Lucinda Elizabeth Auden   “Family Tree”                                      250         7 x 10cms

8             Eleanora Venus Charles-Collett
  “Sleeping Beauty”                                250         7 x 10cms
                                                            100         10 x 15cms

2009
               9             Prof. Karl Lutchmayer       “20th century Piano”                               250         7 x 10cms

               10           Sir John Donne                   “Coat of Arms”                                     250         7 x 10cms
              
               11           Angharad Ellen Kate          “Foundation Stones”                              250         10 x 10cms



2010
               12           Rev. Heather Noel-Smith
                                                                           “Folly Arch”                                         250         7 x 10cms
250         10 x 14cms

               13           David Griffiths                   “Druid Token”                                      1250       7 x 7cms

14           Kerry K. Barker                  “A Bathtime Read”                               250         7 x 10cms

15           Monty Charles-Collett        “Dinosaur”                                           250         7 x 10cms
100         10 x 14cms

16           Alan Butt Philip                  “Harpsichord”                                       250         7 x 10cms
100         10 x 14cms

17           Jessica Priestley                   “New Zealander, Histories”                    250         7 x 10cms
100         10 x 14cms

18           John Swarbrick                    “Psalm 121, 'I will lift up
 mine eyes unto the hills'”                        250         7 x 12cms

19           Andrew Peake                     “Peeking kangaroo armorial'”                 500         8.5 x 12cms

2011
20           Lucy Claire                          “Caius blades”                                      250        7 x 10cms

21           William L. Coleman            “Listening to Sibelius”                            500        7 x 10cms

22           Ovidiu Sandor                      “Maps of life”                                       250         7 x 10cms

23            B'Nai Jeshurun Synagogue
               “Misiphre”                                    digital file       14 x 21cms

24            The Library of University College, Oxford
                                                             “Welcome In”                             digital file         7 .5 x 11cms

2012

25            ExL PGBM                          “Family Colours”                                 250        9 x 9cms
           
                                                                                                              250        7 x 7cms

 26          Søren Iversen                        “Places He Has Lived”                          250        7 x 10cms

 27          Per Harkjær                          “After His Father”                                250        7 x 10cms

 28          Pucci Dell'Anno                   “Phonograph”                                        250       10 x 10cms
      
   
 29          Jack Carlson                         “Labrador Crest”                                   250       10 x 10cms

 30           S. D. Ozokur                      “Reading by the Bosporus”                      250         7 x 10cms

31           ExL GAC                            “Grisaille Arms”                       digital file          7 x 7cms

32           Yusuf Ìhsan Özokur            “Galleon Explorer”                                             250        10 x 10 cms

33           John Herbert Carlson          “Meteorology and Finance”                      250        10 x 10 cms

34           Susanne Carlson                 “Labrador Retrievers”                            250        10 x 10 cms

35           Ari Bergmann                    “Truth Shall Rise from the Earth”          250        7x 10 cms

36           Isabel Woodman                “Phoenix and DNA Orobus”                250         9 x 10.5 cms
               
                                    

2013

37            P. O’Mórdha                      “Irish Colours”     [letterpressed]          250         7 x 10 cms
This plate was produced with a space for future dedications. 
It has been Letterpress printed, giving it a wonderful embossed surface, The gold is a metallic ink (but not a shiny foil).

38           Tony Bulmer                        “Maverick”  [trompe l’oeil]         digital file       12 x 16cms

2014

39            B.G. M. Parry                                     “Three Trees”                                        250         7 x 10 cms


40           James Gutman                     “Wanderer Above the Fog”  [trompe l’oeil] 
 200        7 x 10cms                                50         10 x 14cms

41           LMC                                    “HMS Indefatigable amongst the  Isles”    250        7 x 10 cms

2015

42            Albert Hodsoll Heath        “Armorial”                                            500       10 x 10cms

43            Justin Rammell Esq.           “Utah”  [letterpressed]                 digital file        7 x 10cms

44            Sir Don Bradman’s. Childhood Home Museum     “Water tank”                               tbc

Note From Lew- Here is Gordon Collett's contact information:

http://www.muralartist.co.uk/

info{at}muralartist{dot}co{dot}uk




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