For many years since gaduating with a degree in Fine Art at Cheltenham College of Art, the subject matter in my work as a painter was firstly figurative and later Still Life. What I came to realise was that emptiness and space in fact brings fullness, strong focus and a deeper awareness of the objects depicted. I have exhibited in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, The RBSA in Birmingham, MOMA Machynlleth and The Greenstage Gallery Worstershire. For twenty years whilst living in Herefordshire I taught art in a local school.
Since 2010 I have been experimenting with printmaking and find my work has become more illustrative, imaginative and fun. It's an exciting process as I am never quite sure of the results. My prefernce for collagraphs is due to the wide range of materials one can use to create textures and tones. Also it allows me to use different processes together; at present I am finding layering monotypes with the final intaglio print gives me results that I am searching for. I use plaster, carborundum, textured papers, card, paper, glue, chine collee and lately sand from the beach in beautiful Pembrokeshire where I have lived now for 4 years. Aesops Fable 'The Crow and the Pitcher' have been my primary influence for much of my work, however recently the landscape here in Pembrokeshire is beginning to give me lots of ideas.
You can find my work In The Newport Collective a gallery dedicated to local artists and makers living in and around Newport and in The Golden Sheaf Gallery in Narberth.
I exhibited in 2016 at The Print Shed as part of Herefordshire hArt week and in the spring exhibition 2016 with the Aberystwyth Printmakers.