More than ten years ago I discovered the world of printmaking, during a day at Longshaw, creating a drypoint directly onto a copper plate. Since then I have enjoyed the pleasures and challenges that each new technique offers: collagraph, woodcut and engraving, linocut, traditional etching and monoprint. More recently I have been experimenting with overprinting monoprinted or painted backgrounds.
My main source of inspiration is landscape, urban and rural, at home and abroad and I try to illustrate my emotional responses to particular places.
For the past few years I have worked in a small group at Hangingwater Studio in Nethergreen, Sheffield. We call ourselves JWJ Printmakers and participate regularly in Sheffield’s annual Open Up studios as well as exhibiting elsewhere.
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