I grew up in Cornwall and trained in Falmouth and Manchester.
I returned to Cornwall 23 years ago to take up a teaching post in Fowey. During that time, I have always exhibited my own work...
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My watercolours focus mainly on plants and flowers. They are heavily influenced by Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints; with their fading colours in the background, black ink outlines, sweeping, diagonal compositions and long slim format.
As a printer by trade, I also love linocut, etching and my other specialism – Gyotaku; the traditional method used by Japanese fishermen to record their catch by monoprinting with real fish! I use acrylic paint rather than squid ink for the initial monoprint.
I then use acrylic and gouache to paint the eyes and highlight the fins. Although 15 – 25 pieces may be printed with one fish during a session no one piece is the same as another, each piece is unique and an original.
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