After studying Illustration at Harrow College where I experimented with different types of printmaking I returning to North Wales and had the chance to explore the old screens we had.
I would create different backgrounds and then draw into them or sometimes produce mono prints by painting directly onto the screens.
Joining the Regional Print Centre, and having access to the exposure bed, allowed me the opportunity to create prints taking lines and shapes directly from my sketchbooks.
Drawing is really important within the work I produce, and it is these original lines I manipulate in each piece. Layering and masking different parts of the screen allows many interpretations of the original stencil.
Being part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail/North Wales Open Studio network for the last 6 years has given me the opportunity to learn more about leading workshops and developing my practice. I have also been given the opportunity to lead experimental screen printing days at the Regional Print Centre, and introduce printmaking into Schools during the build up to the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh 2013.