2000 BA (Hons) Fine Art (Printmaking) at University of Wales, institute, Cardiff. 2004 MA in Ceramics from the same university.
"Born and bred in Skipton, the inspiration for my work mainly comes from the Dales and the scenes of farming life that surround us. My aim has always been to recreate the moody skies, amazing landscapes, and loveable characters of Yorkshire.
My style is to distil the scenes to their simplest forms, and the resulting work is both bold and contemporary.
I start with many hours of observation, backed up with sketches and photographs. These ideas are later adapted and developed into an image to be scratched onto my printmaking plate.
I use both drypoint and monoprint techniques. After printing this image to create the bold black outlines in my work, the plate is then inked up again, possibly two or three times, with carefully mixed transparent layers of colour. Various wiping techniques are used on each layer to give depth and texture to my work."