Linocut and collagraph prints inspired by landscapes, seascapes and natural forms.
Linocut, Collagraph & Monoprint
I am fascinated by the natural world, and particularly drawn to water. Lines carved through hills by streams, mists that hang in the forest, clouds that obscure mountain tops; it is all awe-inspiring. I am never happier than when sat next to a body of water or staring at a huge, cloud filled sky that won’t keep still. The very inability of water to stand still keeps me looking and the different effects water states have on our emotions fascinates me.
I work in print, specifically creating linocut and collagraph prints. I am drawn to texture so the process of making a textured plate from which to take the print is eminently satisfying. My collagraph prints are themselves textural pieces, embossed by the surface of the plate. In complete contrast a linocut print is flat, this means any texture in the print needs to come from the intricate process of cutting and inking the block.
My most current work is exploring lines in and inspired by the landscape. I am experimenting with adding chine collé and stitch to alter the surface texture and enhance the print.
2021 February - 'Makings' Adams Gallery, Reigate
2021 March - D31 Art Prize Longlisted (virtual exhibition)
2021 November - Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair