I love it when a person gets lost in a picture, carried back to their childhood or inspired.
Starting with very rough sketches, I translate some of them into paintings or handmade prints. My handbag is full of scribbles on the backs of receipts or napkins because you never know when an idea may arrive.
My love of storytelling and comedy started with a Performing Arts background and the dreamy, whimsical themes from a tendency to 'switch off' from the world around me.
I like to combine my ideas with ancient printmaking techniques, particularly etching, as I can achieve multiple prints with a beautiful, crafted vintage feel where each one is handmade and therefore unique.
My tidy studio (nothing like my handbag) in North London is where the chaos of my ideas find order and come to life.
I enjoy the texture and atmosphere I can create with monotypes and try to capture an expressive gesture, a short moment of beauty where the soul of the person or place can be felt.
My handmade prints are permanently on show at the Southbank Printmakers Gallery in South East London.
See what I've been up to below:
2019 September, National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2019 March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2019 March, Printmakers Council exhibition ‘Journeys’, London Print Studio
2018 Aug-Nov, Printmakers Council ‘Memory’ exhibition Royal Over-Seas League, London SW1
2018 May, Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
2018 March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2017 Sept, National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2017 March, 'Lasting Impressions', Scarborough Museum ('NYC' etching selected for archive)
2017 Feb, 'Limited Editions', Southbank Printmakers @ The Oxo Tower, London
2016 Sept, 'In Two Parts', Lombard Street Gallery, Margate
2014/2016 Selected/Shortlisted Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2015 Elected membership to Southbank Printmakers
2015 Illustration contract, Getty Images
2015 Nov, 'Fifty Years of Artists Prints', Bankside Gallery (Linocut selected for Victoria and Albert Museum Archive)
2014 Joined Printmakers Council
2014 Group show, Pie Factory, Margate
2013 Dry-point etching series, England’s Lane Books, London
2012 Etchings and ceramics, NW3 artists, Hampstead