I don't usually bother with preliminary sketches for a print. I make the drawing, then the screen, and away I go. I like this, because it makes life dangerous/chaotic/fun- but also sometimes it wastes time and materials when things go wrong that could have been ironed out with a quick sketch.
So, here I am making a plan for a new giant scale print. Time is short, as I would ideally like to have this on the wall at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in a few weeks time. Let's see if a bit of pre-planning will work.
I'm a printmaker based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. I make screen prints, etchings and lino cuts, inspired by the British countryside and its' wildlife.
I've produced design for Ikea, The Artgroup, Woodmansterne,Tate Publishing and Art Print Japan, and I regularly exhibit my work at galleries and art events throughout the U.K.
I like vintage furniture, books and ceramics. And I love gardening and my allotment.