I work with the monoprint medium because it encourages expressive and painterly mark making. I draw and paint directly onto the plate surface with oil based inks, using brushes, sticks, rags and any implements to hand gradually building a textured surface. I drew inspiration from working with biologists at the Lancaster Environment Centre and was given access to laser imaging facilities which inspired me to make work based on microscopic plant structures. I continue to be experimental in my use of processes, drawing on experience of environment and place and sketching directly from nature.
I have exhibited widely: Printfest, Ulverston, Royal West of England Academy, Sefton Open, Liverpool, University of Central Lancashire, Atrium Gallery, Lancaster university, John Moores School of Art and Design, Liverpool.
Farfield Mill, Arts and Heritage Centre, Sedbergh, LA10 5LW.
Kendal Museum, Station Rd, Kendal.
Printfest, Ulverston: Royal West of England Academy, Bristol: Sefton Open, Liverpool: University of Central Lancashire: Atrium Gallery, Lancaster University: John Moores School of Art and Design, Liverpool.
The Impress Originals exibition, Heron Theatre, Beetham, 2012.
Cumbrain Colourists exhibition, No 15 Gallery, Penrith 2012 - 2013.
Sizergh Barn, Kendal 2013.
Print Explosion exhibition Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith, 2013.
Transition exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 2013.