Linocut and collagraph prints inspired by landscapes, seascapes and natural forms.
Water; everything that inspires me comes back to water. I am fascinated by the way light dances upon a lake, the feel and smell of salty droplets in sea spray and the ever-changing shapes and colours in clouds.
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.
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. It is this I want to convey.
2021 February - May 'Makings' Adams Gallery, Reigate
2021 March D31 Art Prize Longlisted (virtual exhibition)