Having developed a distinctive drawing style over many years; I started printmaking in an effort to challenge myself and take my work in a new direction.
The main inspiration for my work involves the ordinary; what is seen everyday but never really 'seen'. I find the transforming effect of the printmaking process particularly useful in bringing out the beauty, and even mystical nature in a simple building or object. In this way what a rose, derelict building or even a humble rucksack means and culturally embodies can never be fully captured. This I see as the essence of mystery and what I try to communicate in my printmaking practice.
Recently I have begun to design and print my own range of textiles. Taking my inspiration from the shapes and textures found in rotting fruit, I have screen printed a range of striking designs which I have made up into cushions backed with velvet.