I enjoy the happenstance nature of print, the transference of an image from plate to paper.
My ongoing practice aims to make a connection with the super diverse society that exists today, with a special interest in urban society. My work questions the makeup of the city and its inhabitants.Pattern predominates in all of my work, I am more interested in the mood of the final piece, and constantly striving toward the marriage of figurative and pattern to create this mood, picking up on colours and patterns relevant to the person and surroundings.The figurative linocuts are part of a series of paintings and prints entitled ‘Changing Faces’ and concentrate on people living and working in and around the Digbeth area of Birmingham.The still life works I produced during the recent period of lockdown. Using silkscreen and linocut printmaking techniques, I used items from my home plus a certain amount of ‘daydreaming’ of places that I loved and couldn’t wait to get back to.
The process of mark making and replicating surfaces is a significant factor in these pieces and made effective by use of such a tactile material as linocut and the flexibility of silkscreen printing.
Since graduating with a BA Honours degree in Contemporary Fine Art from the University of Worcester in 2012. Further studies in intermediate and advanced etching plus Photogravure techniques at Spike Island in Bristol. I am a member of the Gloucestershire Printmakers Co-operative where I am currently involved in a UK/Swedish Print Exchange Project called ‘Making Contact /Ta Kontakt’ between The Swedish Printmakers Association in Stockholm and the GPC in Stroud.
Recent exhibitions to include:
2022: Submission accepted for the BEEP 2022 Contemporary Painting Prize Exhibition. The Elysium Gallery Swansea.
2022: SITE Festival Exhibition: At the GPC, Stroud.
2022: 44AD, Bath, Exhibition of Printmaking
2021-22: Print International, Ty Pawb, Wrexham.
2020: BEEP 2020 Contemporary Painting Prize Exhibition. The Elysium
2019-20: Print International, Ty Pawb, Wrexham.
2019: 44AD, Bath, Mind Map Exhibition of Painting.
I have exhibited widely and was voted the outright winner of the Coventry Open at the Herbert Gallery, Coventry with a large figurative paintings entitled ‘Danny’ a painting about homelessness.