I graduated from the University of Sunderland with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art. My art practice involves printmaking and painting, with the two often overlapping and influencing each other.
I am greatly influenced by nature and the natural form. I make small paintings and sketches whilst outside, and then use these to inform my prints.
“Gibside Pinecones” started as small sketches made while my children played in the park.
I love all types of printmaking and enjoy working out which techniques would suit a particular drawing or design.
My passion for print and art has crossed into my working life.
I have worked with teenagers and young people for 15 years, working in participatory art in New Zealand and the UK in a supportive and demonstrative role.
I am currently a printmaking technician. I enjoy supporting students through different printmaking processes and seeing their interpretation through techniques I have shown them.