An electrical engineering degree lead to working in the energy industry for twenty years. Time flies.
Chance meetings with printmakers Thelma Sykes & Eric Martin (I shall be eternally grateful to you both) caused me to take Obi Wan Kanobi’s advice and rethink my life. I bailed out of the corporate world soon after to study art history at the Open University and make stuff.
Tuition & guidance from many people has placed screenprinting, collagraphy, digital printmaking, bookmaking, painting, mosaic & flax weaving to my toolbox. Heartfelt thanks to Maureen Johnston & Simon Rutherford in Christchurch, Ian Gowdie & Alan Anderson in Oban, Gayle Robinson, Ros Lawless, Scott Campbell, Claire Forsyth, Stuart Duffin, Fiona Watson, Robert McSpadyen, Murray Robertson, Ciara Phillips and Jess Copsey at the Glasgow Print Studio, Claire McVinnie & Scott Hudson at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio and Bob Burridge in his Magic Studio.
My art practice is fuelled by everything I experience: art, science, music, literature, politics, the earth, the sea, the sky, people, memories … I process the input by making stuff. I use whatever medium is on hand – relief printing, screen printing, collage (analogue & digital), cyanotype, paint, textile, mosaic & assemblage.
Me? I am, I think, I do.
And I enjoy silly cat videos.