As an artist, I am fascinated by black and white. In print, painting and drawing I use black, and its gradations to white, as the vehicle through which I express myself. Whether figurative or abstract, my imagery represents a personal narrative; a distillation of moments that represent experience. A dragonfly, bird or figure can represent itself or the memory of an event, place or time. I try to create images that offer the viewer ambiguous forms to consider and fill with their own meaning.
Since 2010 I have been researching new approaches to my print practice, exploring relief monoprint techniques using vinyl lino, acrylic, acetate and other surfaces. This process is very flexible and composite images can be created quickly, retaining a sense of immediacy whilst articulating the medium.
I have a small print workshop in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.