I am an artist printmaker specialising in collagraphs and inspired by my love of animals, myths and stories. Underpinning my work is a passion for experimentation and colour which finds expression in this versatile and exciting medium.
The prints are all individually inked then pulled by hand, using a traditional etching press and produced in very small limited editions. I often produce 'varied editions’ (marked V.E.) where the same plate/matrix is used to print from, but each image is unique because of changes in the way the plate is inked and wiped or the colourway used.
I first developed an interest in printmaking while doing my National Diploma in Fine Art at Bath College of Further Education. I went on to achieve my B.A. from UWE in Drawing and Applied Arts, where I specialised in printmaking, experimenting with many different printmaking techniques. During this time I also attended residential printmaking courses with Master Printmaker Peter Wray every summer for four years and it was this that inspired my enduring love for collagraphs.