I am a printmaker and painter (but these days mostly a printmaker) living in York in the north of England.
Before I started printmaking I was a watercolour artist and portrait painter and my work was sold and commissioned across the UK and featured in national publications. 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 pass that information on to new printmakers through workshops and demonstrations.