I am Australian, live in the Midlands of England and am retired from a career in IT. My background is science and technology (first degree in Physics & Maths from Adelaide University) but my greater interest is in philosophy (MA (Philosophy) with Open University) and art (just about to start Foundation in Art & Design at De Montfort University).
In the last few years, I’ve got interested in printmaking. After an introductory course, I joined Leicester Print Workshop where I now occupy Studio 5 in their new premises. I am Communications Volunteer at LPW, helping with newsletter production and techie stuff like newsletter and online shop development. I created and maintain the Printmaking Central blog.
My main techniques are etching and letterpress but am competent in most other forms of printmaking. I typically begin with a photograph of a place or person and then, through digital manipulation, drawing and, finally, printmaking, make an image that is estranged from its original context and format, allowing the viewer to construct a story based on their own experiences and with their own meanings.
See the Projects section for information about recent work.