In 2009 I completed a Masters Degree in Printmaking at UWE, specialising in Screenprint, and I am now an active member of Spike print Studio. While the work I make is rooted within the Landscape tradition, the fabric textures in my prints are an echo of my Arts and Crafts background and nomadic childhood. I live at the foothills of the Mendips in South West England, an area of outstanding natural beauty that inspires my printmaking. I have recently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Mall Gallery in London, The Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and Spike Island in Bristol. My prints are also available through selected galleries in Bristol and London.
I use a combination of drawing, digital photography and objects directly exposed on the screen, to create the individual layers in my prints. I enjoy the tension these different sources create in my finished work. When making a new print, I try to stay open minded about how the finished work will look, to allow the print to make itself – print is an extremely process led way of making art and allowing the unexpected to happen and taking advantage of these happy accidents allows the work to stay fresh and exciting. I love the drama of proofing a print; when suddenly everything comes together with the final layer of ink – and the print starts to sing.