ARTIST AND PRINTMAKER
Working across disciplines with drawing and printmaking always at the core, my focus is predominantly concerned with responses to specific landscapes and the experience of being outdoors.
I was raised in the English Midlands on the edge of a city and I am often drawn
to hybrid spaces where the man-made and the natural interlace.
For many years I've lived in the South Pennines, an austere landscape combining a sometimes challenging mix of semi-wilderness and industrial/agricultural interference. The water catchment engineering is of particular note.
I use sketchbook and camera to record impressions of shifting light, changing weather and seasonal growth as well as the effects of passing time on human settlements and man-made structures.
Back in The Print Room, an upstairs shared studio at Hebble End Works on the Rochdale canal at Hebden Bridge, my field work and the accumulated memories of place become the basis for image making.
I currently have work on show at:
Spirals Gallery Upstairs, Market Street, Hebden Bridge,
Water Street Gallery, Water Street, Todmorden,
Visitors to The Print Room are welcome, usually by prior arrangement or if you are passing on the towpath, we are often open, especially during Summer.
Woodcut print collage on repurposed wooden blocks