The work displayed here is inspired by the book ‘The man who planted trees’ by Jean Giono. The theme of landscape and our relationship to it is the basis in these works. Although I have taken a more abstract approach at times, I have also used the idea of ‘man’ symbolically, creating a person in sharp black contrast to the abstracted mark making to symbolise landscape.
These prints are all made using relief printmaking methods with lino and wood, relying on mark making with colour and texture for capturing the essence of landscape. “A painterly approach to printmaking has always been central to my work.
I take my subject matter from my extensive travel experiences in Asia as well as the more immediate natural environment