I am a member of Leamington Studio Artists and volunteer at East Lodge in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa. I have exhibited as part of their Open Photography Exhibition for the past two years. I have been part of 'The People's Gallery' at the Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham for the past three years. Recently I've exhibited my linocut prints at LSA Open exhibition, August 2019 and at Coventry Printmakers exhibition, September 2019.
LSA Open Exhibition - until 29th September 2019 at Temperance Bar, 33 Bath Street, Leamington Spa
A print-creator of the everyday world around me. Enjoying the combination of photography, linocut and handmade books.
I take photographs everywhere, whether I’m at home, walking in the countryside and coast, or exploring a city. I’m constantly drawn to landscapes, structures, details, and ever-changing light and shadow. My linocuts are based on my own photographs and bring the textures and shapes into a different type of print, allowing me to get my hands dirty. After an intensive course in bookbinding I was inspired to use my photographs as book covers, integrate my love of patterned papers and create handmade books.
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