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I have practiced printmaking for a decade and as an artist really enjoy the process which can be very exacting and challenging. As a printmaker, my creativity is limitless. Printmaking processes and techniques can be combined, which provides an endless artistic journey, practising an art form that constantly inspires. My preferred printmaking techniques are mono-printing, silkscreen and linocuts. I gained a certificate in Printmaking from the Curwen Study Centre in Linton in 2015.

 

I'm inspired by form, line, colour and texture, and my prints are informed by a fascination with nature, both home and abroad.  My recent print projects have been inspired by an abiding interest in textiles, which comes from my childhood legacy left to me by my mother. I spent many hours in her sewing room, where I was taught to sew and knit at the age of five. I have begun to incorporate stitch into my printmaking processes; the texture and form of stitch, both hand and machine, creates beautiful, unexpected marks. Cotton is now my prefered drawing medium to create line and texture in my prints, and paper is the perfect medium for capturing the beauty of the mark. 
 

My current work is the 'Summons Series' an exploration of a brain tumour operation, in which stitch played an important healing process during a traumatic period. Stitch for me is a metaphor for growth and renewal. One stitch, leading onto many, was the starting point to a healing and mending of both mind and body
 

Artist CV;

Upcoming Exhibitions 2019

Cambridge Drawing Society, Spring Exhibition, Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge Friday 22nd - Saturday 30th March

Cambridge Contemporary Gallery, 6 Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1SU, Spring Exhibition, 6th April - 5th May

Wymondham Arts Centre, 'The Artists Garden', Wymondham, Church St, NR18 OPH Tuesday 11 - 23 June, 10am-4.30pm

Cambridge Open Studios, 315 High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8TX - All four weekends in July 6th&7th, 13th&14th, 20th&21st and 27th&28th. Open 11am - 6.00pm

A member of the Cambridge Drawing Society, and have exhibited bi-annually since 2012.

Cambridge Original Printmakers Inaugural Exhibition in the Pitt Building 2014

Summer Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery 2015

Curwen Group Exhibition 2015
Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

CambridgeOriginal Printmakers Biennale 2018