About Me

My entry into lino printing was inspired by the artists of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art and print designs and illustrations from the 1930's through to the early 1950's. Cyril Power, Sybil Andrews, Edward Bawden and earlier Japanese woodcut artists constantly inspire me to balance the ink medium against the white colour of the paper. I continue to strive to simplify my designs and allow the colour balance to create the "mood" of the printed image.

My subjects are mainly local, predominantly West London locations, which I start from pencil or pen and ink sketches then use scalpel and woodcutting tools to cut designs into the lino blocks. All my prints are hand printed using multiple registered plates or a reduction print process. Production of each subject is limited but I do use different colour ways to provide an alternative look and feel to the same subject.

My current focus is to create prints with multiple hues to capture different light conditions as they affect the local landscapes and river views; again to build atmosphere into a simple design.