To make my etchings and lithographs, I draw places and scenes that have an emotional resonance for me and then combine them with images from folklore and legend to bring out the power of the place in the picture.
I love to draw scenes from fairy tales, imaginary places, forest clearings and castles drowned in briars.
I bite heavy time-worn textures into my etching plates using soft ground as a resist, then scrape and burnish the moonshine back in. Then I hang cloudy mists of spit bite aquatint above the hills and amongst the trees.
Landscape and the experience of moving through it, observing it, and then creating my stories about it is what I love.
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