I am a painter and printmaker who loves to express ideas and emotions through the language of shape, colour and line. I often bring printmaking into my paintings, using handprinted papers to introduce a pattern, create a form or add a transparent veil of colour.
Most of the pieces below are developed in this way using multiple layers of acrylic paint and handprinted papers on a wooden support. The resulting surface has a subtle texture which after varnishing and applying a thin layer of cold wax develops a beautiful lustre.
Having made monoprints and collagraphs for many years it is only recently that I have discovered the versatility of the gelli plate, and this has fast become one of my favourite tools. I use this method to prepare many of the collage papers used in my mixed media paintings, and to create resolved prints such as my Garden and Hedgerow series which are also available to buy as greetings cards.
Visitors to my studio will be able to see plenty of examples and find out more about the gelli printing workshops that I teach (no press required for this technique). I am also available for demonstrations and talks relating to my practice.
Rutland Open Studios Art Trail 2023 exhibition address
The Old Bakehouse, 8A King St, Scalford, Leics, LE14 4DW
Dates: 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24 September
Time: 10am - 4pm