I'm an artist and independent textile designer working in woodcut printmaking and fabric design. My work is inspired by nature and natural history, and involves the exploration of pattern.
I start by making lots of drawings and thinking in layers. Once I'm happy with the composition I then reverse the design, tracing it onto the wood or lino before cutting. It's a fluid process and things often change at the cutting stage, especially with woodcuts where the grain dictates or suggests what's possible – and this helps to keep things fresh.
My graphic and illustrative style translates strongly into textile design where there is a long tradition of relief printmaking.
For enquiries about fabric designs, printmaking and illustration commissions click here