About the artist

February 2020

I have been working as a linocut artist for over seven years now, after a 30 year career in the textiles and clothing industry. After a redundancy in 2016, I decided to go full time as an artist, so here I am! Making prints, participating in many fairs and exhibitions, and delivering workshops in my studio and with community groups.

My main focus is creating ‘reduction’ linocut prints, this is the method I use for nearly all my work. This is where you use only one block and carve away more lino with each layer to create the image. It can be a bit nerve wracking as you have to do the whole edition at the same time, and you can’t go back!

I do still love creating pieced textiles (I have so much fabric…) and am planning on creating some art quilt ideas to compliment a new range of prints.

20 thoughts on “About the artist”

    1. Hello Ronnie!
      Ooh, lovely, so glad you found it. I seem to have gone down the photography path of late but I am going to make a much bigger effort to post my sketches and lino prints on here too. See you soon!

    1. Hi Mick, thank you! And thank you for the follow too!
      I married into the Power family who do indeed have very strong Irish connections, and a lot of nuns… Myself, I am a British mongrel – English, Irish and Scottish forbears, so a bit of a mutt!!

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