I was born in London and lived in Egypt, Germany and Cyprus as a child.
I trained as a ceramics teacher in the seventies and moved to Cornwall with my family in 1988. After joining the printmaking class at the Penzance Art School I began exhibiting etchings and mono prints with the group Penwith Printmakers in 1989 and we now exhibit annually at various galleries in West Cornwall.
The moorland around Bosullow and Morvah is my main source of inspiration and my work will often include foxes, rabbits, rooks and other animals seen on walks with the dog. There are also imaginary animals, whose origins are obscure, placed in strange landscapes.
I find monoprinting is a good way of expressing ideas quickly, it is also an interesting process involving painting onto a plate quite quickly and finishing before the ink can dry. The brilliant colours of etching inks rolled out, are also inspirational.
Member of -
Mariners Gallery, St. Ives with Penwith Printmakers
Contemporary Print Show, Barbican, London
St.Ives Society of Artists, Norway Square St.Ives
Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelowarren and Trelissick.
Falmouth Art Gallery
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Great Atlantic Map Works Gallery St.Just in Penwith