Upcoming exhibitions:

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair : The Hepworth Wakefield: March 22 PV/23/24/25th 2018
PrintFEST 2018 : Ulverston, Cumbria: May 5/6 2018

Current exhibitions:

Sheffield Childrens Hospital Print Artists Exhibition : Long Gallery. October 2017 until Spring 2018
Prints on show : Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds. Summer 2018
Wave 7 Gallery : Cornwall.

Recent exhibitions:

An Ode to the Humble Jug : Lotte Inch Gallery. Winter 2017/18
Winter Exhibition : New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. Winter 2017/18
ArtsMix Art Market : Albion Street, Leeds. Christmas 2017
The Mustard Gallery : Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway. Autumn 2017
Art at the Altar : St. Johns's Church Penistone. Christmas 2017
Art in the Pen : Thirsk Thirsk Auction Market, North Yorkshire. July 2017
The 'Freshly Pressed' Print Fair : The Civic Barnsley, South Yorkshire. July 2017
Holmfirth Art Week : Holmfirth Civic Hall, West Yorkshire. July 2017
The Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Market : The Hepworth Wakefield. November 2016
Holmfirth Art Market Holmfirth Indoor Market June 2016
Sheffield Print Fair Millenium Gallery. July 2016
Holmfirth Art Week Holmfirth Civic Hall, West Yorkshire. July 2016
Hepworth Christmas Market Wakefield November 2015
Joint Exhibition with Simon West : Bath
Julie Langan Glass : Ormskirk
British Craft Trade Fair : Harrogate
Harley Gallery : Worksop
The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair : The Hepworth Wakefield
Biscuit Factory : Newcastle
Bankside Gallery : Chelsea, London
Same But Different Art Fair : Temple Newsam, Leeds
The Bowery, Leeds.

I am a Yorkshire based artist and printmaker and take inspiration from the landscape around me as well as from a small stretch of the North Cornwall Coastline, a place that has been a haven and retreat for the last 20 years. The landscape there is constantly changing between visits. The weather and the sea alter the geography of the beaches, erode the rocks and play tricks with the colours. I have tried to record the physicality of some of these changes in my prints. They are an emotional response to these ever shifting landscapes.

The Still Life works, despite containing recurrent vase, jug and bowl motifs are a study in form, colour and the relationships between these elements much as a landscape would be. I love building up the layers of colour and imagery until the composition and colours are working well. Some of the prints are made up of many layers, some may only have two or three. To see this process in more detail please watch this video. Giorgio Morandi and William Bailey are two huge influences on my Still Life work.

There are various processes employed in the making of these prints and paintings including monoprinting with lino and stencils, etching, screen-printing, digital grounds, and oil painting. All are printed on archival acid free printmaking papers.

As well as making art I work as a Principal Learning Officer and Part Time Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University teaching printmaking.