I am an artist and printmaker based in Sheffield, UK. Originally from Germany, I moved to the UK over 20 years ago. I love photographing and sketching the landscapes and animals of the Peak District, and these often feature in my work.
After working in watercolours for many years, I have recently fallen in love with printmaking, particularly collagraphy and etching. All of these mediums have an element of unpredictability that makes them very exciting to work with. I build my collagraphs in a painterly way, by applying pastes and gels to mountboard to create a range of textures and tones. To make my etchings, I use innovative techniques that do not require the use of harmful acids or solvents.
For me, the main appeal of printmaking lies in its need for simplification; the stripping away of unnecessary detail to get to the essence of the subject. I am drawn to strong value contrasts, and bold colours. I aim to capture the interplay of light and shade, and the moods created by different atmospheric conditions.
Winner of the St Cuthbert’s Mill Award (2022)
Winner of the Banks Mill Studios Award (2022)