I am a painter with a passion for print – one informs the other in my work. I enjoy experimenting with a variety of media, processes and texture, in particular through collagraph and intaglio.
Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Cheshire and North Wales, my interests are firmly based in the natural world, especially landscape and treescape. My latest experiments aim to simplify the subject and create atmosphere and mood both close up and panoramic, using shape and form. My current influences include the ‘en plein air’ contemporary Cornish painter Kurt Jackson and printmaker Alexia Tala who combines printmaking with 3D installation formats.
Having completed a business career within publishing, I was able to realise a long-held ambition to develop my artistic skills. I am currently studying Fine Art (BA Hons) at the North Wales School of Art (Glyndwr University), Wrexham.
I became a member of the Regional Print Centre last year when I was privileged to be awarded a place on the ‘Proof’ printmaking scholarship. This exposed me to a wide range of printmaking techniques and advice from master printmakers, as well as having the advantage of being able to network with the practising artists who use the Centre.
I have exhibited my work at Oriel Wrexham’s Open Exhibition and took part in the Helfa Gelf Open Studios last year.