Printmaking is at the centre of my artistic life; its craft and processes are the means that I use to make my ideas visible. Lino is my primary medium, the direct touch when cutting the plate reconnecting me through the almost medieval technique to a time that was perhaps a little closer to nature. Following the contours and outlines of the birds I have drawn begins restore our connection to them, investing them with a care and sympathy. Although I trained in the visual arts and have taught art for many years, it is only over the last three years that I have begun to develop my pieces for exhibition. Most recently I have been showing at City Arts with the Newbury Artists’ Collective and sell more commercial work through Etsy. I have undertaken a number of individual commissions, both nationally and internationally.