Born 1960, England
I studied Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating in 1993 and following this a Master’s degree in Site-Specific Sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art in 1995. Subsequently I trained as a teacher obtaining a PGCE in Art and Design from the Institute for Education. in 1999.
My main practice as an artist is in the field sculpture, but since 2002 I have also produced lithographic prints. One of the attractions of this medium is that it offers the chance to use stone for something other than carving. I actually see the direct nature of the lithographic process as akin to the process of carving. My lithographs are an extension of my sculptural practice and often reflect motifs and drives that characterise my three-dimensional work. I feel, however, that they stand by themselves as expressions of thought processes in a two-dimensional medium. I like the way the stone immediately responds to additive and reductive action and gives an extensive range of possibilities for mark-making.
I often work by subtraction, hence the affinity with my sculptural practice: after an initial layering of tusche washes, asphaltum, crayon, or Lo-shu wash, I take a print. Depending on the result and on whether or not I want to introduce other colours, I would then delete areas with pumice and sandpaper, or acid tint.
Selected Print Exhibitions
2010 Free Painters and Sculptors, Place, Campbell’s of London
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Print Biennale
9th Lessedra World Art Mini Print Annual, Sophia, Bulgaria
30th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain
2009 Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennial for Miniature Graphics, Egypt 8th Lessedra World Art Mini Print Annual, Sophia, Bulgaria
1st International Print Biennial, Fushun City, China
Impress 09 National Print Festival, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2008 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Print Prize Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Prize Exhibition
7th Lessedra World Art Mini Print Annual, Sophia, Bulgaria
Stone Plate Grease Water, International Contemporary Lithography Exhibition, Cymbran, Wales
2007 Stone Plate Grease Water, International Contemporary
Lithography, Museum of Modern Art, Wales, Bankside Gallery, London, Naughton Gallery, University of Belfast
2004 Open Print Exhibition, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Shifting Embrace 5, 2010, Stone Lithograph, 10,5 x 9,5 cm – 75
Embrace 8 A, 2010, Stone Lithograph, 10 x 10 cm – 75
Embrace 10, 2010, Stone Lithograph, 10 x 10 cm – 75