I am a self taught artist and printmaker.
After moving from Twickenham to Sussex in 2006 I trained in print making with the Sussex Art and Printmaking Studios. My focus was predominetly in etching.I started foraging for plants to study, which became an obsession and brought me closer to nature. I have a camera with me at all times and as a result have started to combine my work by using impressions of digital imagery along with traditional techniques.
I encourage people to stand still and simply observe nature. My work has been greatly influenced by Arthur Rackham who captured the Sussex scenes through his beautiful illustrated fairytales in the late 1800s. I aim to give a child like perspective of the plants and butterflies where Rackham once trod.
In keeping with a more holistic ethos I use vegetable based inks as much as possible and have been experimenting with making dyes and powders from the plants and land of the Sussex Downs.
Works are sold as limited editions, due to the hand inking process and the individual way in which I like to work, most art works are unique in themselves and are sold as varied editions. Using the same zinc or steel plate i use varied hand finished techniques including gold leaf.
hand finished Giclee prints are also used in my work to make some work more affordable.