I am on my own journey which includes expression and discovery through my Books and Prints. First of all I am a craftsperson. The diverse skills I have learnt over the years have driven my development as an artist. I love language – the nuances of meaning – the development of thought. I am inspired by the natural world, particularly plant form & landscape. I have spent a lot of time on the North Yorkshire coast and am haunted by the expanse of skies and relentless sea in all its moods.
I find my main means of expression is through sculptural books – which have their own space. My folded book forms emerge as a response to the subject. Many of my books are computer generated using my photographs, artwork and my own or borrowed words. I also create limited edition books from etchings, monoprints & mixed media.
I produce etchings, monoprints & collagraph prints. I use non-toxic etching techniques which result in attractive textures and atmospheric images. I also use plant material to create collagraphs. This Nature Printing enables me to produce ambiguous landscapes beyond observation. My journey is also moving into mixed media & collage which develops these inner landscapes. And so I move on.