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 was a primary school teacher, and then an Assistant Headteacher in Solihull, I am now an full time artist, as well as teaching linocut classes across Coventry and Warwickshire - please see the Workshop page for more information.
I'm also an active member of Warwickshire Open Studios.
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 my kitchen or back room, printing with my trusty metal spoon! I've recently been experimenting with more layered prints using translucent inks and also enjoying working on my printing press on the dining table!
You can read all about the processes behind creating my prints in my online blog.
WHERE TO BUY / GALLERIES / WORKSHOPS:
Please see the 'Events' page to see where you can find me exhibiting or selling next. Workshops can be found on the 'Workshops' page!