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I graduated from Bath Academy of Art in 1981 with a BA in ‘Visual Communication’ where my love of printmaking, particularly silkscreen was established. Following a spell working as a commercial designer I moved into community print in London supporting individuals and groups to design and print their own publicity.
I moved to Yorkshire in 1986 to work with rural communities and set up Rural Arts North Yorkshire in 1990 establishing The Courthouse in Thirsk as a vibrant creative hub in central North Yorkshire for the local community as well as a broad range of artists and arts practitioners.
I have been a full time printmaker for three years and I am currently artist in residence at Harrogate College.
My work is an expressive and playful reflection of collected objects, still life studies, interiors, and gardens. My prints start life in my sketchbook and explore every-day places and environmental subject matter. I work quickly and spontaneously in-order to create simple but expressive imagery. Bold broken outlines and texture are over-layed with colour using the photo and mono print silkscreen process using both hand painted alongside collaged stencils.
My recent work explores the importance of a ‘Sense of Place’ including home, gardening and food and evoke the ingredients that I grow in my garden as well as the creatures that visit.
View my print process below
Current and recent Exhibitions and Events
North Yorkshire Open Studios June 2023
Printfest Ulverston 2023
'Saltaire Arts Trail MAKERS FAIR (27th - 29th May 2023)'
'Printed Bound' 23 - Sunnybank Mills
Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 23
Inspire gallery NY Moors February 2023
Exhibition 'Greenhouse' - Masham Gallery March 2023
PrintFest Leeds 2023
'Source'- Exhibition West Yorkshire print Workshop January -February 2023
Sunny Bank Mills Christmas Market 2022
Sheffield Print Fair 2022
North Yorkshire Open Studios 2022
Printed Bound Sunny Bank Mills 2022
Wirksworth Festival 2022
NYOS Exhibition Sunny Bank Mills 2021
'Art For Youth' Yorkshire 2021
Knaresborough Festival 2021
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