Springing from the pages of my sketchbooks and inspired by all things ornithological, I have been printmaking for nearly 20 years. I specialise in collagraph printmaking, a process which involves making a collage combining tile cement, carborundum and found textures. This plate is then printed in the same way as an etching. The technique provides intaglio prints with deeply textural surfaces.
I make bird images with character and I am particularly fascinated by the fact we share our urban environment with these creatures and encourage them into my garden with the bribery of food and a warm nest box.
Passionate about promoting the understanding of the artist print and the contemporary use of traditional craft techniques, I lead workshops and demonstrations for groups nationally in a wide variety of intaglio printmaking and mixed media sketchbook processes.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.