I am inspired by the materials I am using and the surface, which
supports the work. I work in many different mediums and each influences
the other. I used to work in gouache on heavy paper using a hard
edge technique that has evolved into the lino cut reduction works.
The three years I spent studying Chinese Brush painting has influenced
my lithography: the excitement of the ink and use of the brush
marks. I love life drawing and using soft pastels and it, in its
turn, enables me to move one colour into another when using several
colours in printing.
I take a subject and aim at distilling the essence while using
the excitement of the medium. Sometimes only using elements and
cross referencing them from one work to the next.
I have been fortunate in having inspiring teachers: Frank Connelly,
Michelle Avison. Stanley Jones, Qu Lei Lei, Guo Le, Caroline Qu
and Julie Arkell.