My work combines techniques that use a series of layers to build up an image. I'm intrigued by the idea that layers found in shadows, weathered surfaces, or reflections can be translated physically or metaphorically. Allowing me to create literal or abstract interpretations of subjects and places by using nature as a metaphor.
Travelling and exploring unfamiliar places inspires my experimental approach to creativity. This has led me to explore mixed media printmaking techniques using spontaneous processes that echo nature’s evolving character. Especially elements that evolve naturally throughout processes that respond to timing, environmental conditions, and media reactions. I enjoy using textural and immersive processes as they promote a sense of connection for me. I turned to printmaking as it helped me to explore these characteristics.
Since completing a BA(Hons) 1st Class Degree in Design Illustration at Wrexham University in 2001 I have worked on various creative projects. Previously exhibiting and selling artworks and facilitating a small variety of creative workshops for colleges. More recently finding the opportunity to develop work from my home studio, which is where I find most of my inspiration. Along the remote hiking trails of the rivers, mountains, and woodlands in North Wales.