I use a combination of Bauhaus methods and spontaneous mark making to create my paintings and prints.
I am interested in the boundary between representation and abstraction. Painting with acrylics enables me to investigate multiple viewpoints on a single picture plane whilst experimenting with form and colour.
My training at the Curwen Print Study Centre, Cambridge has enabled me to use a variety of printmaking techniques often pushing them beyond what is usually done. I am more interested in making unique pieces than producing editions by mixing different printmaking techniques, working back over unsatisfactory prints and utilizing paper used to clean rollers or palette knives at the end of a print run.
Screen-printing acts as a bridge between my practice as a painter and my experimental approach to printmaking. I often start by making a series monotypes that I over print with images based on photographs I have taken. This gives me the opportunity to mix painterly mark making with the fixed image and produce a series of prints based on the same subject but which are each a unique work of art.
I have participated in Norfolk Open Studios for the past four years and was selected to exhibit in the Wymondham Spring Show 2011. I have also exhibited at The Forum, Norwich, Rockland Arts and Crafts Fair, Swaffham Rotary Club Art Show, Welborne Arts Festival and the Cambridge Art Fair. I am a part time tutor at Curwen Print Study Centre and a member of Breckland Artists.
Tel: 01362 858078