Bio

I enjoy working digitally, with coloured pencils, ink and collage. However, I primarily work with printmaking, finding joy in traditional processes such as Lino cutting and relief printing. During COVID I transformed my box bedroom into a mini print studio, I found ways of creating without having access to the print facilities, for example using a glass shelf from the fridge to roll out my ink and hanging a washing line through the centre of my room to peg work to dry.

My work embraces the organic nature of hand printing, with every fingerprint and misplaced ink mark narrating the individuality of each print, and the rawness that accompanies such an arduous and tangible process without a print press. I love marrying print making with my digital illustrations by infusing the same energy found in the textures of my prints through using similar textures and patterns in my drawings.

2022 Seasonal Recipe Calendar- illustrated and risoprinted

This project gave me an insight to product design, establishing a brand identity, and cementing my environmental ethics as a creator.

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Digital spot illustration of a selection of ingredients for kale and quinoa salad, from my 2022 seasonal recipe calendar. The ingredients include tahini, kale, ginger, spices, garlic and chickpeas. In orange and blue.
Kale and Quinoa Salad-from my 2022 Seasonal Recipe Calendar
Digital spot illustration of a selection of glass bottles in various shapes, with the phrase "Don't Bottle Things Up" written beside it. Limited colour palette of pastel pink and teal.
Don't Bottle Things Up- illustrated for a project entitled Expressing Values
Digital spot illustration of a glass bottle of ketchup from my 2022 seasonal recipe calendar. The background is pink and swirly.
Tomato sauce- From my 2022 Seasonal Recipe Calendar
Digital spot illustration of a honey bee in flight using textured brushes. The background is swirly blue.
Honey Bee in Flight
A photo of an A5 hand bound hard back portfolio book. The book is light brown with my logo lino printed onto the front (a square logo of the sea and sun) and bound using blue thread.
A photo of my A5 hand bound hard back portfolio book that contains samples of work from my A6 lino print series. The book is standing at the photo has been taken from above, showing the width of the book and its 10 pages fanned out.
A lino print design in black ink of a detailed sweet pea flower surrounded by decorative dots, with a gold circle behind it to add a pop of colour.
Sweet Pea- Printed using a Cumbrian Press on A5 recycled paper
A photo of my A5 hand bound hard back portfolio book that contains samples of work from my A6 lino print series. The book lies open showing an example page, each page is a small envelope containing a removable print, with a window cut out to preview the work. Work features is Queen of Hearts- a print of a playing card.
A photo of my A5 hand bound hard back portfolio book that contains samples of work from my A6 lino print series. The book lies open showing an example page, each page is a small envelope containing a removable print, with a window cut out to preview the work. Work features is Carrots and Thyme.
A circular lino print design of the solar system, printed in Prussian blue ink onto white paper. Framed in a square white wooden frame.
Solar System- 20cm x 20cm. Printed onto recycled cartridge paper using a Cumbrian press.
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