I began printmaking in July 2011 after attending the LPW Introduction to Printmaking course with Nichola Hingley and subsequently joining as a member. I have since taken courses and practiced most printmaking techniques but have mostly made work using etching and other intaglio techniques. I took Studio 5 upstairs when LPW moved into its new premises.
My main interests are in mixing digital technologies with the tactility of printmaking. I typically begin with a photograph of a place or person and then, through digital manipulation, drawing and, finally, printmaking, make an image that is estranged from its original context and format, allowing the viewer to construct a story based on their own experiences and with their own meanings.
In 2016 I had a solo exhibition, Wrong Way, in the Print Room at LCB Depot in Leicester. In 2018, I had work in an exhibition, Thresholds, in Thessaloniki, Greece and in the Journeys to Home exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
My printmaking has taken something of a back seat while I undertake a part-time Foundation in Art and Design course at De Montfort University in Leicester from Aug 2018 to May 2020. I hope and expect that this experience will make some quite interesting changes to my printmaking practice.
Images below (click for full size).