I am an artist printmaker mainly working with photo-screenprints.
My work focuses on aspects of the urban environment discovered whilst roaming around the back streets of cities especially in the former Eastern Bloc. Being inspired by the aged patina of cities, my prints draw attention to often overlooked backdrops that reveal traces of peoples’ lives and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences.
I work mainly within screen printing although also dabble with several other areas of printmaking, especially in my teaching. 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 play with 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, ARU at Cambridge University and most recently at the Red Dot Gallery at Leicester Print Workshop.