As a professional Printmaker I use various printmaking techniques to best describe the subject of an image, be it Etching, Drypoint, Linocut or Monoprint. I like to showcase individual species, drawing attention to their beauty, their personalities and in some cases their vulnerabilities. I often include some human element in my images to remind us of the symbiotic relationship we have with the natural world and of our responsibilities to treasure it in a fast changing world.
When I was a child, whether guddling in the rockpools at lowtide, or investigating the homes of insects in the hedgerows, there was a curiosity of the natural world. I graduated from Art college in 1990 with a degree in Environmental Sculpture which eventually led to a career in Landscape Design and Horticulture. In 2013 I reacquainted myself with Printmaking and began making work that reflected my lifelong passion with the natural world.
I have exhibited at the Limekiln Gallery in Calstock – Cornwall as part of a collective since 2014 and in 2018 – 2022 exhibited as part of Cornwall Open Studios and 2018-2022 in Drawn to the Valley Open Studios, Devon. I currently run printmaking sessions from my studio in Downderry Cornwall and at The Press Room at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon.