As a printmaker I take inspiration from nature; the interplay of sunlight, the formation of shadows and silhouettes, reflections in water; from puddles to the sea. And the sky; clouds, dramatic and threatening or light and insubstantial, creating a unique and limitless visual theatre. Other work takes inspiration from functional manmade objects; beauty in the mundane: padlocks, keys, tools, bikes, books, tables & chairs. Not solely attracted by the forms and textures of the objects themselves, I am also drawn to the relationship between positive & negative, by their compositional qualities.
My prints & etchings are predominantly based on photographs taken on travels here and abroad. I edit and manipulate these images digitally, focussing on a heavily contrasted black and white end-result. Then I develop these images either as a photo etching or a transfer lift etching.