MEET THE MAKER
I am a maker of hand pulled prints and textiles for people to use and enjoy.
I see myself as more of an artisan maker than an artist, although most of my projects start with a drawing; a skill that I value highly. I have been printmaking over the past 18 years using collagraphs, monotypes, monoprints and line etching, while being a member of a printing group, but my love of lino started way back in my O-level art room. Having recently given up my day job, I wanted to explore mixing textiles and printing to make useful objects for people to treasure. I have always had a weakness for beautiful fabrics and particularly enjoy working with linens, silks, fine cottons, and velvets. Printing on these fabrics gives different effects, which adds another dimension to the uncertainty of printmaking, but one that can bring interest and variety. Free motion embroidery and applique are other techniques I like to use to create more texture and colour in my projects. With both printmaking and free motion embroidery, your work responds to the materials you are using, changing the results and evolving your original idea. There are endless possibilities and I have only just started. There is still so much to learn and you never really know how things will turn out which is all part of the fun!
My works and makes are mostly inspired by nature, the countryside, and the ancient Devon lanes.