Alleged grown up *cough*, hoomin mummy to two terrible terriers and wife to Northern Dave, runner, mountain climber, walker, cake eater, coffee drinker, lino cutter, drawer.
Most happy when found outdoors; nature lover.
I have been making art for as long as I can remember - although my focus has shifted from sewing machine embroidery and sculptural paper pieces (my focus during my A levels and degree work - I completed a BA(QTS) Arts Hons degree at Warwick University) - to drawing and linocut. I have been lino-cutting and printing since November 2015 after I attended a course at Birmingham Printmakers. Since then I have been self-taught, as well as attending another course at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry.
After a change in career - I had been a primary school teacher, and for the last seven years an Assistant Headteacher in Solihull, I am currently an artist and supply teacher, as well as teaching linocut classes - please see the Events page for more information.
I am also a founder member of Coventry Printmakers - we promote 'traditional' printmakers and printmaking events in and around Coventry.
The ethos behind my printing is to try and be as environmentally friendly as possible with the processes I use. To print I use a linseed oil based ink which can be cleaned up without the need for solvents.
I enjoy creating both monoprint and reduction linocuts (multi layered and multi coloured prints also known as a 'suicide print' as there is no going back once you have started the next layer!). My print studio is either my kitchen or back room, printing with my trusty metal spoon!
You can read all about the processes behind creating my prints in my online blog.
WHERE TO BUY / GALLERIES / WORKSHOPS:
You can now buy a selection of my hand-printed greeting cards and mini-linocut prints at The Farthing Gallery in Kenilworth, where I also run linocut workshops. (Please see the Events page for more details).
Linocut printed cards and some monoprints are also available at The Print Manufactory @ Fargo in Coventry.
Please see the 'Events' page to see where you can find me exhibiting or selling next, and also where I am running workshops.