I have been interested in arts and crafts for as long as I can remember but struggled to find my focus during an Art Foundation course. Many years later I became interested in printmaking and took NOCN printmaking courses at York College, which taught me the basics of a range of different techniques. Since then I have continued to develop my skills and knowledge through workshops and courses at studios such as Handprint Studio, West Yorkshire Print Workshop and the Ropewalk at Barton on Humber. Joining York Printmakers has allowed me to learn and share ideas and practice with other local artists
I enjoy the practical and unpredictable nature of printmaking and the huge variety of techniques available, which I like to explore. I tend to favour etching and lino processes but I am always keen to expand my knowledge of printmaking techniques and have recently been exploring photo etching, etched lino, monoprinting and making artist’s books. I take inspiration from the local Yorkshire landscape, flowers and plants, and often work from my own photographic images and sketchbooks, although recently I have been producing more abstract images.