In my work I search to illustrate paradoxes and unusual ways of viewing common images. I am interested in revealing the hidden history and thought processes behind things. Examples of themes including: travel on the old routemaster 38 bus (drawing upon renaissance colours and compositions); the influence of planning and property development on our cities and landscape; the beauty of spaghetti junction at night; images of an easy listening night at the former Trafalgar Pub in Birmingham; and a series on people close to me and how I perceive them and the things that have influenced and shaped them and me. I enjoy using both colour and relief and most of my work is screenprints or linocuts.
I am the founder member and first chair of East London Printmakers. I was inspired by Birmingham Print Workshop and sought out fellow printmaker artists in East London with a common interest in promoting printmaking and developing resources for artists and the community to use. I have exhibited in group and solo shows in locations including London, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.
This site is dedicated to Tatiana Thompson, my art teacher at secondary school, and Ted Rose, print course teacher and friend at Birmingham Print Workshop.