Originally trained in conservation of prints and drawings, I have a solid foundation in the traditional techniques ofthe ‘old masters’. A BA in Fine Art led to co-founding Double Elephant Print Workshop where I work part timeas workshop manager, technical support and regular tutor. I am also a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. All of my printmaking stems from an interest in our environment and the ecology of the South West. Since graduating I have been exhibiting regularly. In addition to some local gallery representation & openstudio event, my work can be found at the Devon Guild shop and on line. I have work in many private collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia – including Defra, Vestas Wind Turbines and Derriford NHS.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. These prints are created using collagraph, drypoint and monoprint techniques. I have so completed a project studying the rooftop bees in Princesshay. The artwork can be read as a simple celebration of ourenvironmental diversity. But for me, it’s about taking note and valuing an apparently ubiquitous land forms, plants and small creatures that are so easily overlooked and taken for granted. And thereby recognising the importance that each bug and “weed” has in supporting the whole.

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