Texture is a facet of print that I am becoming increasingly fascinated with. How to capture texture, sometime literally through the physical elements of a collagraph and sometimes less literally through etching and aquatint, is an area of print that I intend to further explore and develop.
Application of colour is an element of the creative process that I have always found challenging, often treating it as an afterthought. The print techniques and processes I have so far undertaken have, by their very nature, moved me towards a mindset that embraces colour from the outset.
Having studied Industrial Design and taught Design Technology and Graphic Design, all of which are rather tight, rigid disciplines, I am enjoying the lack of boundaries afforded to me by print. The fusing of practical hands-on craft skills and intellectual visual creativity is highly stimulating.