About

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

 Shows include:
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

1998

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)

2001
Alnwick Castle, Northumbria

2002

personal cities- Laing Art Gallery (as artist’s group)

2003

Japan/UK printmaker’s group show- 8 cities around Japan

2004

Forthcoming solo shows
Brighton Media Centre 2012