I am a printmaker. I make limited edition screenprints, woodcuts and etchings. There are two main themes to my work.
The first concerns abstraction. I use colour, shape, repetition and variation to construct rhythmic abstract screenprints. I use changes in the weight of the inks, variations in the edges of the shapes and in the order of overlapping colours to build broken patterns that engage the eye over a period of time. Recently I have tended to use commercial packaging (usually boxes folded flat) as stencils for my screenprints: the shapes can be amazing and I feel this introduces a sense of recycling and an element of pop-art into this work.
The second concerns text. I am interested in small emotions and the everyday passage of time as expressed in commonplace phrases. I see these as emblems of hope, perseverance, desperation or resignation.
Sometimes I bring text and image together in poster-like images.
I did my fine art degree at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating in 2001. I have had a studio at the Chocolate Factory since 2002 and set up my own press in 2013.
I have exhibited my work at a number of venues including the Barbican Centre and the Geffrye Museum and have shown at Art Fairs in London and New York. I show my work at the N22 Open Studios and am a founder member of Crouch End Open Studios and have curated their group exhibition since 2013. I am a member of Southbank Printmakers and the Printmakers Council, exhibiting with the latter in 2016 in Margate and Dublin. I have work in private collections in the UK, Ireland, USA, South Africa and Australia.
C105, Chocolate Factory 1
Wood Green, London
O779 614 1965
The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.
The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.
What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.