Hello. I am a printmaker living in York in the north of England.
Before I started printmaking I was a watercolour artist and portrait painter, but then a chance conversation with a collagraph printmaker opened a new world to me. I found that printmaking offered a natural development and progression for my work. It shares many characteristics with watercolour such as the need for planning and the lack of escape routes from errors. That sort of challenge appeals to me.
I went back to the classroom (literally) to start from scratch learning the skills, techniques and vocabulary of printmaking. I now share that information through demonstrations at art events as well as on Instagram and in my free newsletter, 'Dapple Scrumping: tales from a printmaking studio'.