‘I began a Foundation course at Camberwell and quickly realised it wasn’t the right course for me and subsequently quit in the December, I returned to full time work and realised what a big mistake I had made. So the following September I enrolled onto a BA Illustration course at The University of Gloucestershire.
Having a print room next door to the studio is a great facility, I would say it took me a good 2 years of experimentation to realise a way of working that suited me. I am quite a fast worker which allows me to be very expressive with my mark making and tonal range. I usually think of my work in layers, beginning with pencil and on a separate sheet of paper I add washes over the top. I always try and only use 2 or 3 colours in my works and they are usually complementary. My biggest influence is Joohee Yoon, her mark making is exceptional and her compositions are stunning.’
‘My work tends to be inspired by the everyday and mundane realities of life, usually using wordless narratives. That said, for my final major project I produced a 24 page children’s book about monsters that live in a plughole, so I’m not sure how strictly true that statement is. Also in my final year I undertook a reportage project in Marrakech, and had a lot of opportunities to contribute to publications and collaborative zines, they have recently brought a Risograph machine which I really enjoyed using.
Currently I am making a few new pieces of work, one editorial for a magazine and Im just finishing a series of screen printed tea towels based on ‘Great British Grub’ which was exhibited in Bristol last week.’