I am an artist printmaker mainly working with photo-screenprints.
My work focuses on aspects of the built environment discovered whilst exploring the back streets of cities especially in the former Eastern Bloc. I am inspired by the aged patina of these cities and the decaying surfaces that show evidence of human activity. My prints draw attention to often overlooked backdrops that reveal traces of peoples’ lives albeit in the absence of figures.
I work mainly within photo screen printing although I explore several other areas of printmaking. I like to work spontaneously at the screen bed where decisions about layout can be made intuitively. The scope for spontaneity is one of the main reasons I work in this medium as I can manipulate layers, unconventional formats and positioning. Although I do produce small editions of prints, they are extremely variable.
I am originally from West Yorkshire. In 2005 I received a BA Hons in Fine Art from Bradford University, specialising in Ceramics and Printmaking and in 2012 completed an MA in Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art with distinction. I teach Art at a secondary school in Northampton and am a member of Leicester Print Workshop where I make most of my prints.
My work has been exhibited in group shows throughout the UK, including London’s Mall Gallery and Bankside Gallery, the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, Pushing Print in Margate and ARU at Cambridge University. Solo shows include the Red Dot Gallery at Leicester Print Workshop in 2019 and the Floor One Gallery, Rugby in 2021.