I have an MA in Fine Art Film and Media from the Royal College of Art and have exhibited my film and video work both nationally and internationally. During my extensive career in film I acted as executive producer and producer for many artists working with the moving image both in the UK and abroad. I discovered etching almost by chance, studying at Morley College and at City and Guilds London Art School, I have now set up my own print studio in south London.
I love the alchemy of etching, the richness of the mark and the infinite permutations it offers but have been frustrated by the fact that colours do not remain true when printing from zinc and copper plates. Recently I've been using steel (which holds colour pure) exploring overlays and viscosity printing, sometimes combining etching with collagraph. This has opened up a world of possibilities that's very exciting and full of potential for a new body of work.
My inspiration comes mostly from the natural world, maps, museum collections and gardening. I like bold shapes, textures and colours that evoke the atmosphere and history of a place or time. As part of my film career I traveled extensively from the deserts of Jordan to the snowy wastes of Outer Mongolia and this experience of different cultures and landscapes also feeds into my art. Being creative sometimes keeps me awake at night but most of all it brings me a lot of joy and if I can share some of that with other people through my work then that is a real pleasure.
5 Artists from East London Printmakers AGIP, 1 Fairbridge Rd, London N19
Sunday 23rd Nov 2014 for 6 months
ELP Box Set: 18 Feb - 22March Xylonite Arts, 12 Winchester Rd, London E4
E17 Art Trail: 30 May - 14 June Venue No. 63
Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition Ochre Print Studio, Guildford, Surrey
13 - 21 June
All You Read is Love; 29 June - 7 August E11 Art Trail
Moka East View Tube: 10 August - 18 September The Greenway, Marshgate Lane, E15
ELP Summer Show, 16 - 22 September Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205 Union St, London SE1
Fifty Years of Artist's Prints, 18 - 29 November Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton St, London SE1
Museum of Childhood Designer Market Museum of Childhood, London
Original Print Fair Royal Academy of Art, London
Print Jam 2014 Art Bermondsey, London
Art Academy Summer Show Art Academy, London
East London Printmakers Summer Show Embassy Tea Gallery, London