Timeless black and white images capturing the patterns , textures and light on buildings and landscapes – mainly around Oxfordshire.
I am an artist by night and a mathematician by day. My imagination is fired by pattern, symmetry, perspective and proportion – all mathematical principles that work to create a harmonious piece of art. These principles inspire me to explore the way sunlight and shadow play on structures such as historic buildings, and also to capture the more fleeting shapes found in Nature such as reflections in water. Most of my prints are buildings and scenes around Oxford. I enjoy using a black and white medium: by removing colour, I can focus on compositions emphasising the balance of light and dark, shapes and textures.
I was born and raised in Oxfordshire. After working in other artistic media, I started lino cutting seriously during the pandemic: it gave me the time I needed to experiment and develop my technique and style. I begin with sketches and photos which I visualise will work well as images when cut into the lino. My pictures are mainly between A4 – A2 in size and can take several weeks to complete (working a few hours a day) because of the precision and detail involved. It is a reflective and meditative process for me, and I hope you enjoy the result.