I discovered the joys of printmaking at Brighton University and was instantly hooked on the graphic qualities, the physicality and thrill of pulling the print off the press. Having spent 4 years immersed in the process of making art I graduated from Newcastle Poly in 1994 not sure what had happened. I was lucky that at that moment a brand new print studio had opened in the area, where I was able to continue making prints and after a while find work.
The cheap cost of living and low cost of materials at the studio meant I was able to really develop my work and printmaking skills over the next few years. I was slowly able to build a body of work and exhibited widely.
After moving abroad for a while to learn other forms of printmaking I returned to Brighton. I now work mostly in relief, working on the same themes in different forms- there is no central tenet, everything I see and think about comes out in one way or another through my work. Authenticity is the key for me, honesty in your art.
1990 – 91 Brighton Polytechnic, Diploma Art & Design
1991 – 94 University of Northumbria, BA Hons Fine Art Printmaking
1996 Northern Editions- Disused shop in Newcastle shopping centre (printmaker’s group)
1997 Traces (photoetchings)- Northern Print Gallery, Tynemouth (solo) ambience- Trevelyan College, Durham University (with Tracy Griffin) graffik ’97- North Lincolnshire Print exhibition
Out of Print The Gallery, Gateshead Library (solo)
1999 East North East- exchange exhibition between Northern Print and Nagoya Printworks (group show) -Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University
2000 Prudhoe Castle, Northumbria- Prints and Paintings (solo)
Alnwick Castle, Northumbria
personal cities- Laing Art Gallery (as artist’s group)
Japan/UK printmaker’s group show- 8 cities around Japan
Forthcoming solo shows
Brighton Media Centre 2012