I am a self-taught artist who after many years of producing figurative
paintings began to experiment with both medium and technique. I
attended various short courses to broaden my use of materials and
then was introduced to printmaking. I found a new strength of creativity
with this medium.
My work is based on land, environmental and spiritual issues in
the landscape and my emotional response to landscape and the place
of people in it. I am inspired by what I see around me and use natural
materials and found objects in my work.
I am increasingly drawn to environmental issues and try to incorporate
the ideas of how we are affecting the world around us into my work
For example, 'Red Hole' is an expression of the ozone layer - if
it was red and emitting noise rather than being invisible and silent
- showing the damage caused by our complacency to the silent threat
most of us choose to ignore.
I enjoy both the sculptural (calligraphs) and mark-making qualities
of printmaking. The process of it, although labour intensive, is
in itself part of the emotional creativity of each piece.
My work includes calligraphs, etchings, monoprints, screen prints
and drypoint etching - frequently with many processes layered upon
one another. I very rarely print multiples of the images. The temptation
to express each piece individually gives me more satisfaction, as
my work is usually too spontaneous to replicate.