I have been teaching art since 2003. I studied Fine Art – Printmaking at The Slade School of Art, UCL and gained a Postgraduate Masters Degree and have continued as a practitioner having set up a printmaking studio in my home. I regularly visit art exhibitions and carry a camera whenever I go walking. I love to spend time on the coast and am inspired by water and nature. Several of my prints were purchased by the Government Art Collection and are in The British Embassy in Moscow.
I was taught and worked alongside the international master lithographer Stanley Jones. Whilst studying I was awarded ‘The Duveen Travel Scholarship Award’ where I studied the origins of print lithographic limestone – in Solnhofen, Germany. I was also taught by the international artist Bruce Mclean and was influenced to further explore photography and performance art. I gained further teaching experience in Antwerp, Belgium on a ‘Leonardo Scholarship placement award’, whilst studying for a PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University – Teaching in galleries, schools and at a university. Within teaching art and design here at Wilberforce I also set up and led an Art Foundation Course.
I am a passionate printmaker. I teach it across a number of subjects in art and design. Printmaking has life and vitality in the making and creative process. I love colour-mixing and mark-making and exploring the many possibilities of execution including trial and error. It requires experimental and skilful aptitude and in the process of making work, it’s great to be involved at that moment. Printmaking may be structured through its processes but it offers many surprises sometimes beyond your control and that is wonderful.