My prints draw on influences from popular art and children’s illustration. I try to illustrate human dreams, fears and frailties, often through the representation of animals but also through machines, cars and ships. I find that making pictures is rarely straightforward. It is a process of reaching for thoughts and feelings that sit at the back of the mind.
Most of my pictures are created as screen prints. Like other non-digital print techniques, the process encourages images that are graphic and quite simple in form. In screen printing each picture is created in layers as a series of separate drawings onto film. The layers are then transferred onto the screen using a chemical process, which is then hand printed as a stencil one colour at a time.
Grey sea lightships – 90cm x 60cm unframed print available £250