I record sites, places and buildings using drawings, notes, photography and a range of media which I then use to work from in the studio. I am fascinated by the history of places, buildings, areas beneath the earth; the ‘layers’ beneath the surface and they energy and stories these hold. I work in different forms of print, whichever is most suited to capture the energy, mood and atmosphere of a place. Certain places have particular significance and I aim to explore not only their physical beauty but also the energy, stories and human connection contained within them. I am drawn to the relationship we have to the earth and our environment.
I have taught art and design for over twenty years, having originally trained in graphic design and illustration. During this time, I was introduced to printmaking in its different forms and have frequently returned to this medium as an integral part of my work.
Winner of the 2019 Lawrence Award