I produce limited edition original prints, mostly from linocuts and wood engravings. My work is primarily an exploration of the strength and beauty of line. In a world that is often fast and furious, I try to create work that is calming and contemplative.
A lot of my work in the past has been figurative but chemo and lockdown encouraged a period of experimentation without recourse to life classes and the print workshop. I'm not yet sure how much of this work will be exhibited for sale as I am still working through ideas but there could be steel forms, paintings, and collages in addition to my usual work.
I will be donating 20% of all sales of the special edition pink Mastectomy Muse to Maggie's.
There is a definite OCD aspect to my personality which reveals itself in my slow, precise engraving style. It takes a long time for me to produce few lines. A video would show me working away at the same line again and again to make it wider and deeper to try to express weight and perspective.
I am drawn to curves.
I am a member of the Society of Wood Engravers. The 84th Annual Society of Wood Engravers' touring exhibition begins on 1st February at Bankside Gallery in London. It will continue to Devon, Suffolk, and Scotland before arriving at the North Wall Gallery in Oxford from 13th September – 1st October. The exhibition will end the year at the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk.