After studying at Belfast Art College in the early 1980s I graduated with a degree in Fine Art.
It was during this time that I was introduced to printmaking and after a career in graphic design and teaching I was keen to start printing again. Over thirty years later I enrolled on a refresher etching course at The Glasgow Print Studio and shortly afterwards became a member.
My etchings include a range of techniques including hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift and spit biting which I use to create mood and atmosphere. My inspiration is drawn mainly from the landscape and its character and wildlife.
In 2017 I won the Roy Wood prize for Excellence in Printmaking at the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition in Edinburgh.
In 2018 I had a featured artist exhibition at the Glasgow Print Studio and also participated in their ‘Glasgow in Print’ exhibition. I won the Derwent prize at the Paisley Art Institute and had one of my prints hung in the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London where I sold my whole edition.
My prints are also exhibited in various galleries and at print fairs.