ARTIST AND PRINTMAKER
Working across disciplines with drawing and printmaking always at the core, my focus is mainly 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 with industrial/agricultural interventions and water catchment engineering.
I use sketchbooks and photography 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 Studio at Hebble End Works on the Rochdale canal in Hebden Bridge 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 Studio are welcome, usually by prior arrangement or if you are passing on the towpath, we are often open, especially during Summer. The studio is upstairs in an old building and unfortunately is not accessible to all.
Woodcut print collage on repurposed wooden blocks