In my studio
The energies and forms of the natural world are the starting point for much of my work. The printmaking techniques and materials I use are an additional inspiration and each different process offers a new approach. This can lead to many contrasts and changes in scale.
Living in Wales, the landscape with its wildlife, flora and fauna, is a never ending source of artistic nourishment.
Other recurring themes include still life, and working with texts and poetry.
I enjoy the challenge of developing images which resonate with the mood and atmosphere of the writing, rather than merely illustrate.
I was born in England and my early years were spent in various parts of Africa.
I graduated in Fine Art at the West of England College of Art, Bristol.
I moved to Wales and after a career in teaching art, I am focussing on my own artistic interests, and in particular my love of printmaking.
My original prints are in many private and public collections.
RCA ,Of Foresters, Farmers and Fish International Print Exchange - Aberystwyth Printmakers 2021-2022 Conwy - Open exhibition 2021
Oriel Q, Narberth 2020
“Seasonal Finds” - Found Gallery, Brecon 2019
“Fifty years on – a Retrospective” - Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2018
Tower Gallery Crickhowell, (Swansea Print Workshop) 2018
Swansea Printmakers: Selected Artists Exhibition, Art Matters, Tenby 2017
Crickhowell Open Art Exhibition 2016 (prizewinner)
'3 Printmakers' , Attic Gallery Swansea 2015
'Fine Art Print Exhibition' 3 printmakers, Water Street Gallery, Todmorden Yorkshire 2013
'Physicians of Myddfai Remedies' solo exhibition, Courtyard Art Gallery, The National Botanic Garden of Wales 2012
'Ink Up' 6 printmakers, Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea 2011
I am a director of Swansea Print Workshop (SPW) and a member of Aberystwyth Printmakers and exhibit regularly with these groups.
Some of the images in my series entitled "Wild Flowers and Landscapes of Wales" are published with Green Pebble cards.
Some of my monotypes are published as blank greeting cards with Reliefprint Press Cards. https://reliefprint-press-cards.myshopify.com/pages/artists-cards.
Publications and Projects
"15 Years People and Printmaking" 2015 Collaborative artists’ book with SPW.
"Dylan Thomas Dialogues" 2014 - 2016 Collaborative work with SPW.
"Advanced Printmaking Techniques" 2005 Arts Council Award for study at Edinburgh Printmakers and implementation at SPW.
"The Dylan Thomas Project" 2002 - 2004. Collaborative work with SPW.
Cover illustration for "Rhyd Y Gro" by Sian Northey - Gomer Press 2016.
Prizewinner Crickhowell Open Art competition 2016.
Cover illustration for ' The Physicians of Myddfai', a new edition by Terry Breverton
Cambria Books 2012.
All my prints are made by hand using traditional processes such as collagraph, lino cut and wood block.
They are not reproductions.
Most of my work is for sale. For more information please email :