The Royal Oak (Venue 32)


"I studied graphic design and illustration at university then began a career in animation as a puppet maker. I worked for Cosgrove Hall films, on television commercials and was responsible for fabricating the Martians in the Tim Burton film 'Mars Attacks'.

Whilst animating I took a short course in print making and discovered a passion for printmaking as an additional outlet for my creative mind. I took a break from animation to start a family and found that I was able to devote more of my time to printmaking. I learned techniques such as acid plate etching, collograph and screen printing. 

I now regularly exhibit at shows such as Printfest in Cumbria, Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival Devon, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester, Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, RHS Show Malvern and many more.

I blend simple design and textures to bring out character in the images which are, like me, full of fun and humour."