I started to work with digital and print and photomontage during my time at Winchester School of Art. It was unexpected for me, as I'd started my studies with such a love of etching and traditional technique, but I soon discovered that what I loved was to push the technical boundaries. I soon started to add blind emboss to digital prints and love the contradiction and compliment of the flat print and the form of the paper surface.
Love of the possibility that digital print brings brought me back to interiors (once a decorator) and particularly wallpaper. My designs are now possible on papers and fabrics and usually bring together a clients photos as a photo collage design, or favourite words which can take on many typographic forms.
Subject matter has been very varied; For a client in the US last year I made a wallpaper from scans of her mother's handwritten recipes, for one closer to home a design of flowers made from the face of her dog.
If you visit during West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios you'll be able to see examples of many styles from projects I've worked on and also the more conventional printmaking that I developed alongside this strand of my work. In these smaller pieces the subject matter is often everyday objects and the home. The techniques include digital print and blind emboss.