“Ally Pally Unlocked”
3 colour reduction lino-cut.
Actual printed area = A4 size (plus 4-5.5cm borders).
I studied printmaking & jewellery design in Liverpool, gaining my degree in 1991 & an art & design PGCE in 1993. I then taught art for many years.
Currently, my work explores pattern, texture and colour, mainly through the medium of print and collage. I produce limited edition and one-off lino-cuts, etchings, collagraphs and monoprints as well as collages and mixed media work. I have also worked in digital form producing textiles and products.
I am inspired by natural forms, my local area, the coast and travel. My recent series of reduction linocuts were inspired by the local area including Alexandra Palace. In these I explore texture and pattern as well as layering of translucent and opaque inks.
I have exhibited and sold in group shows in galleries, at art/craft fairs and from my home studio in Liverpool, London and Essex for over 25 years.
As well as making and exhibiting my artwork I currently teach art in adult education.