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.