Much of my work uses the natural world for inspiration, but often in a quirky way. I have many influences, from all kinds of places and cultures; for instance I am interested in combining text with images, so that they become an integrated whole, much in the same way that William Blake did with his ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’.
I spend most of my time making etchings, which I find the most exciting and sometimes unpredictable medium. Once I have made an etching plate, I produce prints using different colours and a variety of papers; some of these I also hand paint. Some designs work so well when hand-coloured that they only exist in this form. And because new colours are mixed each time, they are in effect ‘originals’.