I’m an eco minded printmaker – inspired by bugs, hedgerows, “weeds” and how we and the organisms we live alongside interact and shape the environment. I use a wide range of printmaking techniques – both traditional and innovative, often creating complex one off prints using collagraph, drypoint and mono print techniques, using plants either foraged from hedgerows or which I cultivate for the purpose. I make my printmaking as environmentally friendly as I can and it is STILL magic!!
I created my firsts prints nearly 40 years ago and have been consistently printing at Double Elephant Print Workshop for over 20 years now.
Much of my current practice involves ongoing studies of Devon Hedgerows. Devon has more hedgerows than any other county in the UK, supporting over 600 plant species, 1500 insects, 65 birds and 20 mammals. In addition to studying Devon hedgerows, I have also undertaken projects looking at the importance of urban bees; a celebration of our most rare farm bird being brought back from the brink of extinction; and ongoing observations of local weeds/wild flowers.
For the Exeter Craft Festival I shall also have cards and a few bags available.
My studio in Exeter is open by appointment. Just get in touch.