My work includes drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Following many years in medical research I retrained in Art and Design and have gone on to develop my interests in this area through working with materials and printmaking. Responses to events and images in the press, and current reading feed strongly into my work.
The choice of monoprint, or drypoint and carborundum in my recent work is based on the freedom that comes from drawing directly onto the printing plate and by sometimes overprinting with successive plates. As the image develops with each run, no two prints are exactly the same. This process leads to discoveries in mark making and unexpected effects that lead on to new work.
My 3D work is about the rhythm, repetition and the meditative process of making, and may involve rubber, textiles or found materials. The resulting objects are usually material and process driven rather than research-led. Ideas arising during the process of making lead to the development of a more conceptual approach, linking form or material to context.