My work is inspired by the natural landscape. I am based in Sheffield, near to the Peak District and Derbyshire and these areas feature regularly in my artwork. Other inspirations include: mountains, seashore, and other natural forms or objects found within the landscape.
I am a printmaker. I also paint and draw in a variety of media as part of my art practice. Although printmaking is my current main output, this is heavily influenced by my painting experience and knowledge in the way that I mix colours, use tone, and layer translucent colours in my prints.
Much of my printmaking output depicts the rugged and rocky places that I visit when walking with family and friends, many of whom are rock climbers. From my close association with climbers, I endeavour to replicate the features of a rock face accurately, as well as depicting the unique character and wonderful colours that I see in the stone and the landscape.
I am currently working with linocut, collagraph, woodcut, and drypoint printmaking techniques. Many of my linocuts are made using a reduction method and are small editions of up to 20, using up to 7 or 8 colour layers.
I have been selected for exhibition in several galleries throughout the UK, including in London, Bristol and several other major cities, and been fortunate to have received awards for my printmaking in 2017 and 2018.
Winner of the 2018 Air Arts Exhibition Prize