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My profile

A few snippets of information about me.
I have lived in Cambridgeshire for all but 7 years of my life, which were spent in Cheshire, Brussels and Bucks. I was brought up on a farm in south Cambs and most of my work is inspired by fields and the countryside, birds, patterns in nature and maps; all things I love.
I have always been creative (batik, patchwork and quilting, upholstery, soft furnishings for clients) but renovating an old house, family life and then teaching took up all my time and energy.

Retirement has allowed me to continue my artistic journey. At teacher training college years ago I took Art as my main course but I am fairly new to printmaking, an introductory course at The Curwen Print Study Centre in July 2010 got me started. It's such an exciting medium, with endless possibilities. Various open access days and further day courses followed. In 2011 I took their Certificate of Printmaking course and then the Advanced course over two terms.
I print with my print group The Jolly Printmakers and at home.
My lino cutting workshops are popular and I love inspiring others and enjoy the exchange of ideas. I teach in schools and at other venues, including in 2017 at Art Van Go and at Oxford Summer School again. I will be demonstrating lino cutting and printing at Living Crafts at Hatfield House in May 2016 for the 2nd year.