Hope Valley / Fine Art and Printmaking
I am an artist who makes drawings and prints, I have been a practicing artist a few years having gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking in 1990 from Central Saint Martins School of Art in London. I love to draw. I will draw most things but particularly animals and things organic in nature. I love exploring with line using pencil, ink and carving a lino-block.
I am inspired by nature. I particularly like to draw the local animals and some not so local! I grew up in the Peak District but I’ve lived in London and New Zealand, all of these experiences feed into my creativity. I regularly attend life drawing sessions, a discipline which helps with my observations of anything I draw.
I’m very diverse in my creativity, one day I have to draw, or create a print, or sew something. However – there’s nothing like pulling the first proof off a printing plate to see the results. I have been a member of the Sheffield Printmakers group since 2016.
Recent exhibitions and events include
Etsy Made local Fair, Sheffield December 2017
Sheffield Print Fair November 2017
Sheffield Printmakers at the Art House, Sheffield October 2017
Printed Impressions, St Maries Cathedral, Sheffield May 2017
Perception at the Cupola Gallery, Sheffield March 2017
Venue Information63 Smithy Knoll Road, Calver