While Covid 19 restrictions are in place my work can be viewed and bought online from https://www.buckinghamshirecraftguild.co.uk
I am part of the postponed Buckinghamshire Art Society in the beautiful Gallery at Bucks County Museum https://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/whats-on/exhibitions
I love the endless variety and serendipity of printmaking processes. The printmaker first makes a plate then inks it and transfers the image onto another surface, in my case paper.
My core inspiration is the natural world both in subject matter and the materials I use in my favourite printmaking technique, Collagraph. My plates are made by creating a collage on card; I collect, dry and press leaves, flowers and bark using them with upcycled materials, like string and the discarded waste from when I make linocuts, before gluing them down and varnishing ready for printing.
Our daughter has been living and working abroad for the last six years and I have been fortunate in visiting her and capturing images in India, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Holidays in Europe have also inspired.
After studying Printmaking with Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in 2005/6 I completed a two year Higher Professional Diploma in Creative Arts (Printmaking) with distinction at West Hertfordshire College in 2008.
Becoming a member of Milton Keynes Printmakers; Bucks, Beds and Herts Print Society; Leicester Print Workshop and Buckinghamshire Art Society I was invited to become a Founder Member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild in 2017.
I helped set up Buckingham Art for All in 2008 and co-coordinate their Gallery, in a variety of venues in Buckingham, and Printmakers network; both of which I initiated to support people in developing their skills.