I am an artist, teacher and PhD researcher exploring the reciprocal nature of drawing and etching. Following the MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking course at UWE I became a full member of the Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative and INsight printmakers.
My work is a visual exploration of walking through the landscape in which I live. I value the ease of access provided by walking through places that serve as inspiration, enabling me to draw whatever the weather and in all lights; searching for the visual opportunity. Drawing is at the core of my practice, and is given flight by the rich variety of techniques available in etching. The etchings are an extension of drawing - material engagement that describes a visual tactility expressing an experiential view of place.
My research brings me into contact with a wide variety of practitioners linked by drawing and etching. Their evidence informs an enriched understanding of why etchers have an investigative connection with the act of drawing and sheds light on the tensions inherent in being a purposefully creative practitioner.