I’m an artist and illustrator, working in printmaking and fabric design. I grew up in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain, studied fine art at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, worked as a digital designer in London and am now based in Hertfordshire.
My work is inspired by nature and natural history & pattern. My graphic and illustrative style translates strongly into textile design where there is of course a long tradition of relief printmaking.
I began making woodcuts after discovering my grandad's old carving tools in my parents' shed. The physical act of printmaking is immensely restorative and satisfying, and I am always excited by the ‘reveal’ and the boldness and energy my carvings take on when turned into prints.
I have always been drawn to pattern: as a boy I was fascinated with the Victorian tiles on our steps and my bedroom wallpaper – a beautiful Indian jungle print with peacocks, tigers and deer.
I love translating my block prints into repeat patterns. And it’s so exciting to see my fabrics used in different ways to bring interest and individuality to a space.