I am a printmaker and painter living and working in West Penwith, Cornwall. My work is expressive and semi-abstract with an emphasis on rich colour, shape, texture and mark-making. Fortunate to have always lived within a mile of the beautiful and varied Cornish coastline I'm constantly inspired by the land and seascapes of Cornwall and my travels around Mexico, the Mediterranean and Morocco.
I enjoy being in the elements…the sight of a tangle of twigs in a Cornish hedgerow, the taste of salt air as I’m buffeted by the wind on a clifftop or breathing in the intoxicating scent of orange blossom as I lean against a sun-baked wall…my senses absorb moments like these and influence the way I work.
Often, in my sketchbook, attempting to capture a memory I'll jot down a few words similar to a Haiku poem to describe something that has captured my attention and poetry will often be the starting point for a painting. As a printmaker I frequently combine painting and a variety of printmaking techniques to create colourful monotypes and collagraphs. Incorporating leaves, seaweeds and other flotsam and jetsam, I emboss, stencil and embellish resulting in unique and original prints on paper. From time to time I offer printmaking classes for beginners. An inspirational and enjoyable day or two of printmaking in my peaceful studio in Crean near St Buryan, close to Land's End.