My work consists of vibrantly coloured, three-plate etchings and painterly monotypes, which take the landscape for inspiration. Recently, however, my work has become more abstract, as I simplify shapes and find patterns within the landscape. Using three metal plates for each print is labour intensive, technically difficult, and requires a great deal of foresight. But for me, there is no other way to achieve the exciting hues and colour combinations I’m looking for.
Colour is to me the most thrilling element of the printmaking process. It has remained my passion from my early days of making a print. Sometimes I use colour independently of the subject, generating light and space by colour alone.
I have always taught throughout my career, sometimes children, sometimes adults, but I love being able to kindle the creative spark in other people. And this is reciprocated. Some of my own creative ideas are initiated by teaching. When children make a print, there is often an element of spontaneity and humour that is liberating.
I was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in January 2008. In 2011, I became a full member (RE). I regularly show at the Royal Academy Exhibition. My work is held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the University of Aberystwyth Print Collection.