I have been a practising printmaker since graduating from Brighton University in 1994. I mainly focus on collograph printing which I find to have unlimited versitality. I have a passion for texture, layering and creating surfaces to get varying effects. I also enjoy concentrating on the juxtaposition of one form against the other in order to establish a balanced composition. I enjoy using rich colours and printing layers of colour to create depth.
Living in Cornwall provides me with an unlimited supply of ideas, there is a constant flow of inspiration for my work. Coastal walks, exploring rock formations and collecting found and natural materials is a fantastic source for my way of working. I depict my subject matter from these sources and focus on a chosen area. This is the starting block for my plates which I create using card or aluminium.
I have exhibited on a regular basis in group shows such as the Mall Galleries, London, Pump House Gallery, Battersea, Collyer Bristow Galleries, London and Open Houses in Brighton. I currently exhibit locally at the Penwith Gallery, Uys Gallery as well as the Society of Artists in St Ives, Cornwall. I currently work at the Porthmeor Print Workshop and run collograph workshops there on Mondays and Thursdays. Please see my blog for recent dates for forthcoming workshops and exhibitions.