Linocut is probably my first love as I immediately felt at home the first time I picked up a gouge in earnest. I find it really satisfying creating a beautiful image from a humble floor tile!I use both reduction and multi block methods and sometimes combine both to get the result I want. I often monoprint the layers as I like painterly effects. This means I tend to make variable editions.In the last few years I have discovered the joys of working with wood and have added woodcut and wodd engraving to my repertoire.
Water is a recurring theme in my work. I enjoy the challenge of capturing the movement and play of light on water. I have had a life long fascination for life living in or near water which influenced my studies of marine ecology at university and my conservation work in the water industry. I draw on this background when creating my prints as you can see.
Many of my prints feature species and habitats I worked to conserve as a professional ecologist. I have been a keen observer of the natural world my whole life and it is my observations and experiences that are reflected in many of my prints. Water and life within it is also a great inspiration.
July Open Studios
My prints are inspired by a lifelong love of the natural world and my experiences working as an ecologist in particular. Many of my prints feature species I helped conserve or have observed in the wild, or habitats I have worked in. I'm interested in creating prints rooted in landscapes that are meaningful to me and I'm also very excited by patterns and textures in nature. Reduction linocutting is one of my favourite methods as I like the element of danger! I love colour, creating subtly coloured prints in small variable editions. In my recent work I have focused on water, its movement and the play of light on it. I also enjoy teaching printmaking workshops in my studio in Hilton. See my website for my details.