I have taught my monoprinting course at the Leamington Art Gallery and Museum and at Warwick Museum so hoping to hear about these later in the year.
I loved biology and art at school, and this lead to my dual life in science and art. I have worked in medical publishing for many years as an editor and part of my work has been commissioning and handling medical photographs and anatomical drawings, in subjects as varied as forensic science, cloning and horse anatomy. I also studied art and design at Manchester University and Salford’s Hot Bed Press. Anatomical etchings were my speciality at the Amsterdam Graphic Atelier culminating in my largest ever etching of an entire body, at 2 metres long; it took six of us to lay the heavy and fragile paper on the inked-up plates! I worked there as an artist and technician, and curated and showed my own work in various venues in Amsterdam. I lived there for several years, and at the Atelier taught etching, monoprinting and Japanese bookbinding to artists working in various media, and visiting us from all over the world. I am currently working in 3D cut paper, using maps which provide useful symbols for the scaffolding and thoroughfares of the body; I am also making very large collages concerning mining, the human need to measure and weigh value, and the anatomy and lives of birds.
I will be teaching all kinds of printing techniques at my garden studio here in Leamington Spa so please feel free to contact me in due course - examples of classes include monoprinting, woodcut and linocut at all stages of experience, plus Japanese bookbinding and collage. I like to teach in small groups of two to four people so there's plenty of time to get round everybody and really concentrate on individual progress and feedback. It's great to get a little atmosphere going so there's plenty of time for tea and cakes in the garden! There's a stock of books to browse in for ideas if you prefer to arrive with a 'beginner's mind', or bring along a project that your working on or stuck with.