My first introduction to printmaking was at the Central School of Art where I was studying Ceramics. One day each week we were able to visit other departments and I chose the print room. The whole process was a revelation to me, and I was seduced by the magical quality of ink transferred on to paper under intense pressure. I knew it would be something I would return to.

Having worked with clay for most of my professional life, I now find my printmaking is foremost in my practice. My interest

has always centred around the natural world and I am drawn

to the vast and unpopulated open spaces and huge skies from the flatlands of east Anglia to the mountains of the Alpujarras, Tuscany and the Lake District.


My work is in celebration of the glorious and the mysterious landscape that surround us, and my relationship to it. I often start by working ‘en plein air’ in the fields, the hills or on the marshes working first in pastel, simply sketching and observing. These early shetches are an emotional response to the

subject and feed both my printmaking and my imagination.

I enjoy depicting the ever changing effects of light and colour

at different times of the day. I love the reversal of all the tonal qualities of the landscape after snow has fallen, and the effect of the evening light, in all seasons, has a particular resonance for me. I have recently completed a few prints from my travels in Italy where the Cypress trees seem to march across the landscape.
 
I work from my own studio at home using my trusty Bewick press. I have developed some slightly unorthodox processes which suit my working set up and my desire for each print to excite me anew. I enjoy the conjunction of dry point and monoprint which allow me this flexibility. The monoprint element feeds my need for each print to become a unique

work rather than one of a series of identical prints. I am also experimenting with Intaglio gravure plates, again sometimes

in conjunction with monoprint, which provide me with yet another set of rules and further horizons to explore, and they are so rewarding to print.

Etching is another favoured process. I adore the gradual tones obtainable with aquatint, but lately I have become less fond of working with acid.

Professional  Membership
Printmakers Council
Greenwich Printmakers
 
Education
London University
Central School of Art and Design, London

Collections:

The Victoria & Albert Museum Print Archive

Scarborough Museum & Art Gallery Print Archive

Work permanently on show at:

Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

www.greenwichprintmakers.co.uk

Recent Exhibitions


2020  ‘Colour’ Royal Overseas League, London
2020  Scarborough Art Gallery
2019  ‘Land Sea & Sky’ 

          The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton Upon Humber
2019  The Great Print Exhibition, Rheged, Cumbria
2019  40 x 40 Celebration of Print, Barbican gallery London
2019  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2019  Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
2019  Featured Artist Greenwich Printmakers Gallery, Greenwich

2019  A Celebration of Printmaking 

          Watts Contemporary Gallery, Surrey
2018  Winter exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham,
2018  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2018   Late November Gallery, Haverfordwest, Wales.
2018  ‘Memory' Royal Overseas League, London
2018   Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead  
2017  ‘In Print’ British Landscape,
           Watts Contemporary Gallery, Surrey
2017   ‘Print City' Morley Gallery, London
2017  Featured Artist,

          Greenwich Printmakers Gallery, Greenwich
2017  'Open & Closed Spaces',

          Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute London
2017  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2017  Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead  
2016  Southwark Cathedral, London
2016  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2016  Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead London  
2016  ‘Pushing Boundaries’ Farmleigh Galleries,

           Dublin and Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise
2016   Wet paint Gallery, Stroud
2016   Loosely Bound, Highgate HLSI Gallery
2016   Royal Brompton Hospital, London
2016   Harefield Hospital, London
2015   Morley Gallery, London
2015   ‘50 Years of Artists Prints’ Bankside Gallery, London
2015   Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth
2015  ‘50/50’ The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2015  ‘Works on Paper’ The Barbican, London
2015  The Society of Women Artists Mall Galleries, London
2015  Featured Artist Greenwich Printmakers
2015  Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
2015  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2015  Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth
2015  New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham (PMC)
2014  Prints Commissioned for Brunei Hotel, London
2014 ‘Dulwich Open’ Dulwich Picture Gallery
2014  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2014  The Society of Women Artists Mall, Galleries, London
2014  Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
2014  The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, London
2013  Prints for Presents, Morley Gallery, Lambeth
2013  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2013  Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2013  Featured Artist, Greenwich Printmakers Gallery
2013  ‘A Reflection in Print’ Highgate Gallery
2012  The Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2012  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2011 ‘Second Impressions’ National Theatre, London
2011 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2011 ‘Bite’, Mall Galleries, London
2011  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2010  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2010  SSociety of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2009  ‘30 Years, 30 Artists’ The Oxo Gallery, London
2009  ‘Open’ Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2009  ‘Lasting Impressions’ National Theatre, London
2009  ‘30 Years, 30 Artists’ The Oxo Gallery, London
2009  ‘Open’ Royal West of England Academy, Bristol



 

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