My work is based around the expressive use of colour and mark making. I use a wide variety of painting and collage materials. Most pieces incorporate some form of printmaking as a starting point, either images put onto photosensitive silkscreen stencils or monotypes painted directly onto aluminium sheets and then put through a press. I then cut, collage, paint, scratch and draw to build up layers to create the feeling that I want.
I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1993 and after many years in Edinburgh now live and work in Cellardyke. I have been the Artist in Residence at St Leonards School, St Andrews since 2008.
Collagraphy (sometimes spelled collography) is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood). The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, and graph, meaning the activity of drawing. ... The resulting print is termed a collagraph.