The smell of the ink,
the feel of carving the block,
the sound of the roller in the ink,
the inking of the plate,
the first reveal…
my fascination with printmaking encompasses every part of the process, each part so satisfying and so exciting.
My work is an exploration into memory, time and emotion. The wonder and innocence of childhood. Nostalgic, whimsical, slightly melancholy on occasion. Literature, particularly fairy tales and folklore, greatly influence my work. And my three young daughters are a constant source of inspiration, I love hearing snatches of their conversations out of context and reinterpreting them - printmaking is the perfect medium to achieve these imaginings. My prints contain literal or symbolic visual references, which reveal stories within the piece. Each of my pieces represent a ‘moment’ to me, to others they may stimulate a similar familiarity; I try to create a narrative between the viewer and the image.
Most recently, I have been working on a series of woodcut and screen prints loosely based on Alice in Wonderland and using my daughters as Alice.
See me at the 2019 Arts Trail