WELCOME - FAILTE
I am a fine art printmaker and artist based on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
I am an artist and printmaker living on the Isle of Lewis where we have built a house and a studio with an amazing view of the sea.
My work is inspired by the coast and moorland, the amazing skies and the rich palette of colours here in the Outer Hebrides. The light constantly changes as does the weather, presenting a myriad of possibilities for new work.
I studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and then worked on my MA in theatre design at the University of North Carolina, learning the skills needed for set and costume design and creation. This encouraged me to work 'big' and to appreciate texture and colour. Over the years I have studied Fine Art and, more recently, Printmaking at Hereford College of Art.
Now retired from teaching in schools, I have been able to focus on my love of creative art.
I am fascinated by the process of building printing plates using found materials or carving into card or lino to produce images that reflect the rugged environment of the natural world.
Recently I have begun more experimental artwork - monoprint papers are wonderful collage material and combining linoprint and monoprint results in interesting images.
Mixed media collage
Hand-made Artists Books
I produce a range of cards which are either original lino prints or are taken from my collagraph and monoprint work. (see the Shop page)
I love teaching workshops and classes in printmaking techniques and making this wonderful art process accessible to a wide variety of people, young and old.
Contact me to arrange a workshop.
I hope you enjoy my work.