As a Walking Artist, I draw from the landscape in a sketchbook and on my return create series of linoprints from my studies.
I studied Fine Arts at Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London, the philosophy of learning through making staying with me. My practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing, seeking out landscapes from which I can physically combine disciplines as I work across drawing, printmaking and bookmaking.
I work fluidly, deciding which drawings I want to take into series of linoprints and only work in small print runs as it is important for me to keep the sense of making something by hand.
I want to produce work that strongly invokes a particular place and sense of the route I follow: alongside water mesmerised by a clump of bulrushes catching the morning light; struggling through foliage in woodland or standing immersed within undulating fields. It is the wonderful sense of light combined with a softening of colour that has an inspiring quality for me.
I am a member of the Sussex Guild regularly showing my work with other makers; London Print Studio where I have made silkscreens and Morley College, London where I studied bookbinding and Japanese woodblock printing.
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