My practice often depicts landscapes and I sometimes include the encroachment of urbanity. It is the juxtaposition of these two themes that interest me, and form the basis of my work.
I am captivated by process – either by the layering of oil paint on canvas, or by ink and paper through printmaking. My original hand-pulled prints focus on relief methods, primarily solarplate™ and woodcut. Chine collé, silver or gold leaf or watercolour pencils are often added after the print has been pulled on her hand-built press set within my Cambridge studio.
Originally trained in Furnishing Textiles and Interior Design I pursued an alternative career in human resource management for the software and retail industries before returning to the arts. Returning from living in the USA for several years I embarked on a certificate course in advanced printmaking and In 2018 I extended my studies further by completing an MA in Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, with Distinction.
I teach oil painting and printmaking privately, or in group. I also organise corporate workshops in printmaking. Please contact me directly for information.
I am the lead panellist for the Bloomsbury art book series ‘The City Through the Eyes of its Artists‘, founded by Emma Bennett and a Specialist Artist Facilitator at Kettle’s Yard.
My Cambridge Walkabout original Solarplate™ etchings can be found exclusively at Cambridge Contemporary Art.
photo of me by Tim Gillett