2017 Art Trail
I am a printmaker and graphic designer, working primarily as a tutor. In recent years I have focussed on works using landscape as a source and inspiration. Initially this was in Scotland although I have now consolidated my subject material from the Dales and Lower Wharfedale. This allows for on-site locations and working directly on to etching plates and also colour work for screenprinting.
I have exhibited widely in Ireland, Scotland, Royal Academy, Bankside Gallery (National Original Print) and in this region. I am a lecturer at Bradford School of Arts and currently teaching printmaking and graphics.
I have a forthcoming exhibition in the South of France, which is a collaboration with the Nereus organisation,concerned with Art, Nature and Marine Ecology.
2016 Art Trail
My work is primarily printmaking and drawings. I also have paintings using watercolour.
I use landscape as my subject matter and mostly work in-situ in the Yorkshire Dales and the West of Scotland. I am influenced by literature and my concerns of permanence in the landscape, pastoral, edgelands, waysides and the mystery of the commonplace. I wish to combine the concerns of a natural historian and the impressions of a fleeting moment.
I am a lecturer in Art and Design, currently at Bradford School of Art, in which case my social engagement is one of teaching and collaboration.
I intend to increase my involvement with short courses and workshops. I work with the West Yorkshire Printmaker’s Workshop, Sleningford Arts and will be taking workshops in the Hebrides (Isle of Colonsay) during the summer of this year.
I have exhibited widely and was very much involved with Ilkley Arts during 2015/16 within the trail and recently a presentation – ‘Landscape, Literature and the Imagination’.