I am a printmaker based in Barnsley South Yorkshire working with collagraph, drypoint & relief printing processes to create limited edition prints, artists’ books and a range of hand printed, bound and stitched notebooks. Inspired by the accessible open countryside of my local surroundings, British wildlife, flora and fauna.
The accessibility and flexibility of collagraph materials and the potential variations available for image making during the construction of the print plates; the inking, wiping and burnishing of the printing ink, provide a wealth of freedom to my work, and by using drypoint I can explore my sketches and studies further drawing directly on the printing plate to realise my prints . Each edition allows for the creation of unique hand pulled prints.
I love to share my techniques and hold a series of workshops throughout the year in collagraph, drypoint and relief printmaking plus simple pamphlet stitched notebook making.