I began printmaking in 2008 after a twenty-five year period of abstinence from Art whilst pursuing a career in Information Technology. In 2020 I made the
decision to study art and printmaking full-time.
My key sources of inspiration are botanic life-forms
as well the development of Botany as a scientific discipline and the beautifully illustrated written historical texts that have been created as a result.
I am also fascinated by interactions between botany and historical architecture, be it an overgrown walled garden, a dilapidated glasshouse or a floral stone carving on the wall of deserted crumbling mansion.
I am also a keen photographer and enjoy macro-photography as well as using old film-based cameras for photographic studies in black and white.