My First Etching with Aquatint

Having dried the hard ground on the polished and de-greased copper plate, I drew into the surface with a fine pointed tool before etching the lines in the copper, hanging the plate in the etching bath for the prescribed time. I then applied ‘stop-out’ to areas of the plate that I wanted to remain light […]

PLASTICS and YOU

I want to make a difference: to connect with people’s emotions so that everyone feels the urgency of the environmental issues we face as a planet. I took the photograph for this poster using a Go-Pro in the tidal pool near Royal William Yard in Plymouth. Drake’s Island is seen in the background, reminding us […]

Creative Dissent at Tate Exchange 2019

Some of my work will be on show in Tate Modern on Friday 15th March 2019 as part of an exhibition, workshop and debate around Creative Dissent. This is part of a collaboration between Plymouth College of Art and Tate called Propositions for Change – perfect for my ideas. Other projects are running during the […]

‘Half Life’

Half Life is an interactive installation at Radiant Gallery, Plymouth continuing until 17th Nov 2018. I have been invigilating in this thought-provoking, evocative space. A museum at the end of time, the remains of our beautiful world. A carousel. A field of flowers. But the cruel wind blows. As you ride the carousel, haunting music […]

‘Fractured Water’

My practice revolves around environmental issues and plastic pollution, so when my collaborative partner for the Impact 10 conference told me that she was sending me a gift of a traditional terracotta water carrier I was very excited. It would contrast  beautifully with the plastic bottles that had been the focus of previous work. I […]

IMPACT 10

12 students plus tutors from Plymouth College of Art travelled to Santander on the Pont Aven with Brittany Ferries for this exceptional printmaking conference. It was a festival of printmaking in every form imaginable, across 20 venues, with contributors from across the globe. We had been allocated a huge new exhibition / workshop space at […]

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios

If you are near Plymouth this autumn look out for the Open Studios event 22-30th September 2018 which involves nearly 100 artists from the beautiful Tamar Valley who open their doors to show their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and talk to them about what inspires them, as well as […]