The line of a fence, the texture of a hillside, the contrast between land and sky...
It is often the simple elements within a landscape that inspire my prints.
Often working from memory, or simple line sketches, I tend to work on prints as part of a series. This allows me to select different elements which, when viewed collectively, can take the viewer on a journey through the landscape.
Although I work predominantly in etchings, due to the physical nature of the plates, I have recently enjoyed experimenting with monoprints, using bold colour and instinctive mark making.
The recent Terrain series combines a range of processes. Each monotype is produced by overprinting up to three individual plates, including painterly monoprints, etchings, collographs and carborundum plates. This approach allows for new combinations of texture and colour to produce a series of
unique individual prints.