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 in water, can be translated physically or metaphorically. Allowing me to create literal or abstract interpretations of subjects and places.
Subjects are often explored through light, or time weathered surfaces. Combining mixed media printmaking techniques such as monoprints, collagraphs and solar plate etchings with photography, textiles, and spontaneous processes that echo nature’s evolving character. Using elements that evolve naturally throughout processes that respond to timing, environmental conditions, and media reactions. I enjoy using tactile and immersive processes as they promote a sense of connection for me. I turned to printmaking techniques as they 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 in North Wales, which is where I find most of my inspiration. Along the beautiful hiking trails of the lakes, mountains, rivers and woodlands around the valleys.