I am a printmaker, currently exhibiting a selection of etchings, collagraphs and embossed pieces based on the theme of the UK coastline and water.
My work is affordable. My subject matters tend to be based on landscapes and cityscapes of places I have visited. I try and choose scenes which have some form of drama or have fleeting light. I am also drawn to trees and water, whether it is the Thames, sea or lakes. Some of my work tends towards abstraction, but is based on natural forms such as rock strata.
I have been etching for over 20 years and love the textures that you can get with aquatint. My work consists of detailed single plate pressings where the colour is applied directly on the plate, and is then blotted off using newsprint and tissue to keep the colours in the same place. I am often complimented on my choice of colours. More recently I have expanded my practice to include collagraphs and embossed pieces with graphite. As with the etching, the collagraphs are based on single print images, but tend to e larger than the etchings.
I learnt etching at an evening class at the then Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and it has become my passion. I have exhibited on my own and in group shows, having taken part in Wandsworth Open House and Richmond Arthouse. I had a solo show of my etchings at the Graham Hunter Gallery in 2018. I have also published a book - "Looking Out from the Edges of Albion (East)" with a local poet, Tim Slader, celebrating the English coastline. I am currently an artist at Wimbledon Art studios and take part in their Open Studios. I also use Kew Studio open access print studio.