I make art to tell my own story. My lifetime experiences provide me with the tools and inspiration. I spent a career designing and making creative outputs for other people: companies; charities; educators; the government. Sex education materials, corporate presentations, information graphics. When the corporate world became stressful I wrote and drew satirical comics to amuse my equally stressed colleagues.
Now I draw wherever I go. And I use sharp tools to cut into the surface of lino and wood and then hand print from the carved blocks. I deplore waste, so I use presses and other equipment made from recycled and repurposed materials.
Print surprises me. Each stage in the process, each set of tools introduce their own accidents. Then the final image appears as the mirror of the one you’ve been working on. This is the joy of printmaking.