I trained in fine art – sculpture at Birmingham and Nottingham. For several years I have been making drypoint prints. The cutting and varied mark making relates to my sculpture, drawing and collage. Landscape and nature are constant themes of inspiration. I am often not sure how a plate will develop, the working process and chance suggests ideas and themes. Some times the work is made while listening to music which can have affect its direction. The work is often made with the idea of using as a visual score for improvising musicians. I often reuse plates several times, making minor changes or more drastic, so only a brief memory of the past remains.