Following an Arts Foundation Course at Harrow College of Art, I studied Graphic Design + Illustration at Bournemouth College of Art (1983-85), working as a graphic designer in Hampshire for seven years, before returning to Portsmouth University to study Architecture (1992/qualifying in 2000) and moving back to London, to practise, for ten years.
A move to Devon, twelve years ago, prompted a return to printmaking, attending a regular class at Dartington Print Work-shop.
To date my printmaking represents an emphasis on collagraphs and more recently linocuts and sometimes a combination of the two… With a background in both graphic design and architecture I feel my work is influenced by both disciplines.
I experiment with different approaches: blind embossing, chine collé, relief printing and intaglio; with a preoccupation for textures and layering; Inspired by the complexity of natural forms: sometimes looser and more illustrative and at other times more graphic with an emphasis on shapes, repeats, colour and pattern making.
I have exhibited work at Harbour House (Kingsbridge) with the Devon Artists Network; taken part in several joint printmaking exhibitions at Birdwood House (Totnes); + participated in Devon Open Studios (2018 + 2020)