Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, I have been printing and gardening in the UK since 1999. Combining the qualities of line and space, I carve lino and wood to create images that reflect the inspiration of these snapshots around me.
Several of my prints are produced by a 'reduction' method of relief printing whereby only one block is used. The first part of the block to be cut away is where the white of the paper will show through in the image. The block is inked up and the first colour is printed, then more of the surface block is cut away in between printing each colour. This method of printmaking is exciting (and scary!), as the outcome is very different to predict and the image seems to come to life during the process. After printing the block is discarded, as it is impossible to recreate the same image again.
All images are limited edition prints, on Fabriano paper. Printed on the Western Proof press.