I am a printmaker and artist living in beautiful Pembrokeshire.
My early work was figurative but since 2006 I have concentrated only on Still Life .What was important to me was to create a feeling of space and looked to Giorgio Morandi’s technical use of a limited palette and Juan Cotan’s amazing photographic detail to help come somewhere near my objectives. What I came to realise is that emptiness and space in fact brings fullness, strong focus and a deeper awareness of the objects depicted.
Since concentrating on printmaking my work has become more illustrative, imaginative and fun which have always been important to me. Currently my work is influenced by Aesop's Fable The Crow and the Pitcher.
I use several different techniques together in collagraph printing which include textured papers, chine collee and plaster.
I have exhibited at The Print Shed as part of hArt week 2016 and with the Aberystwyth Printmakers spring 2016 exhibition. I exhibited with The Pembrokeshire Art Associates in St David's 2017 and with The Fishgurad Arts Society in July this year. You can find my work Newport Collective a gallery dedicated to art and craft makers living in and around Newport.
I graduated with a degree in Fine Art at Cheltenham Art College in 1996.and taught Art in a school in Herefordshire untill 2016.