I am an artist-printmaker based in a small town in the Cheshire countryside and work from my little attic studio where I have a beautiful cast iron etching press.
I love to draw and study through drawing is at the core of everything I do: it's where I learn all about the lines, shapes and shadows of my subject. For me printmaking is an extension of this; it is another way of drawing that enriches and enlivens my messy studies. I adore the physical processes involved and the smells, the touch and the rhythm of print.
My particular interest is intaglio printmaking and especially mezzotint but I enjoy playing with all printmaking processes; you will find a variety on my pages here.
Animals and nature are always my primary inspiration (cows and chickens have been longstanding friends in my sketchbooks).
2023 Group Exhibitions & Fairs
All the Small Things Exhibition, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield - March
Paper Ink Print, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington - March
Liverpool Print Fair, Bluecoat Centre - April
Cheshire Print Fair, Chester Cathedral - April
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online - May
Footprint Gallery Printmakers Fair, Jackfiled - July
RBSA Summer Show, Birmingham - July
2022 Group Exhibitions & Fairs
RBSA Print Prize Exhibition January -February
Liverpool Print Fair - April
Bath Society of Artists 117th Annual Exhibition - May - July
ACEarts Open - May - June
Derby Print Open 2022 - June
Fronteer Drawing Exhibition - June
Fronteer The Everyday June - July
The Print Fair at Compton Verney - September
The Autumn Art Fair, Landmark Art Centre, Teddington - October
The Country Living Christmas Fair, BDC London - November
The Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Competition, London - December