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.