After years in arts administration and publishing (BCFBooks) I am now enjoying my attempts at being a practicing artist. There are so many exciting materials to use and ideas to work with that I find it hard to pin myself down, however dry point etching and screen printing are currently dominating my work. With occasional experiments with acrylic paints and collage. Recently I have been using off cuts from my prints to create small collages. I am also interested in the genre of artists' books both making them myself and recently creating and publishing books to promote British Artists' Book makers and fine presses . Titles : 'In Praise of Beautiful Books', 'British Artists' Book Makers' or both books in one wrap around cover 'An Abundance of Books'. (can be ordered via www.bcfbooks.co.uk)
I have travelled a great deal in India so my work is often influenced by the colours and particularly the archways of that fascinating country. However I also love the countryside in Cornwall and Alonnisos, a Greek island. I spent the first two months of 2016 sailing, in a tall ship, from Antigua to Panama and then spent a few weeks exploring Cuba, a great experience creating many more images just waiting to be processed - I would like to find a way to translate the feelings these landscapes evoke.
Still being fairly new to the exhibition circuit I have not many to list but I have taken part in a couple of Somerset Art Weeks, several group shows at The Meeting House in Ilminster and a number with SCAN (Somerset Contemporary Artist's Network) at local galleries and (most exciting for me, to date) The Mixed Open shows at the RWA in Bristol and the Atkinson Gallery at Millfield.