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Telephone: 
07817 180272
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Contemporary Original Reduction Lino Prints and Hand-cut Paper Art

I became a full-time artist in 2012 following graduation from Hereford College of Art. I live in the wonderful county of Herefordshire from where I draw much inspiration for my art. During lockdown my garden became my inspiration for my latest artwork.

My work has two mediums – as a Paper-cut Artist, creating three-dimensional artworks on the finest quality papers, with intricate designs that are completely cut by hand using the equivalent of a surgeon’s scalpel. Each piece is technically a one-off as there will always be variances between two apparently identical pieces (no templates, lasers, or dies are used). I only create a very limited number of each different design.

And the other - as a Printmaker, producing limited edition lino prints. Whilst studying at Art College, I developed a love of printmaking especially reduction linocut.
Reduction Lino Printing involves sequentially cutting away areas of the lino for each individual colour. Before I begin any carving I work out which bits of lino to remove looking at the positive and negative space, ink is then applied to the uncut surface and then printed onto the paper, this process is then repeated several times to apply 5 or 6 layers of ink all printed on top of each other. Any mistakes in the carving process (they happen!) cannot be rectified, and when they do, I have to start the whole process again. I only produce a limited edition of each print generally in different colour ways making each print totally unique.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Paper-cut Artist - specialising in hand-cut paper art
and Lino-cut Printmaker - specialising in original reduction lino-prints

This year I shall be joining Ali Tregaskes in her studio at Brunel Workshops in Ross-on-Wye.
Ali produces unique etched & oxidised Silver Jewellery, inspired by patterns found in nature and architecture.
A card paying facility will be available.
Parking is available at the studio.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

A graduate of Hereford College of Art

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

March - May 2022 - Exhibited at Court Cupboard Gallery, Nr Abergavenny
September 2022- Exhibited alongside Ali Tregaskes in her Garden Studio, Ross-on-Wye for h.Art Open Studio's,
October - December 2022 - Exhibited at Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury
November - January 2023 - Exhibited at The Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford
December 2022 - Christmas Exhibition with the Worcester Guild 'Craftworks' at Elmslie House, Malvern
November - January 2023 - Exhibited at The Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford
July 2023 - FarOpen - Exhibited alongside Ali Tregaskes, Brunel Workshops, Ross-on-Wye for Open Studio's
September 2023- Exhibited alongside Ali Tregaskes, Brunel Workshops, Ross-on-Wye for h.Art Open Studio's,
October 2023 - Christmas Exhibition with the Worcester Guild 'Craftworks' at Elmslie House, Malvern

Member of the Worcestershire Guild

- Annually Herefordshire Art Week - Open Studios

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Oxenham Art Gallery - Broad Street, Leominster
Oxenham Art Gallery - Church Street, Hereford

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