My background is in textile design. I taught adult education classes and at 6th form college. Also worked freelance for magazines. I have always enjoyed being creative. My painting evolved into mixed media and mixed techniques, often incorporating monoprint. Now I'm loving the process of hand pulled printmaking, using an etching press.
I use drypoint, monoprint, and collagraph techniques, often combined. The plates are created using texture and pattern (composition). The best part (and most important) is the colour - and each print pulled off the same plate can be totally different, a varied edition, or very different, and can be classed as individual monoprints.
With many variables and techniques for inking a printmaking plate, I never tire of the reveal when the print has passed through the press.