Everyday objects inspire me whether it is a teapot,
cup and saucer, or the cozy chair in my living room. Some of my
prints are a reflection of wonderful family vacations spent in
St. John; my love of the sand, sea, and sun.
Although my work includes different genres of printmaking;
linocuts are probably my first love. I enjoy the physical aspect
of creating linocuts by cutting and gauging out the surface to
produce line and texture. The areas left create the image. After
inking the surface and running the linoleum through the press
there is always an element of surprise when the relief image is
exposed. There is something very beautiful and simplistic working
in only black and white. Creating a print, especially a linocut
is about exploring shapes, lines and shadows.
My most recent work combines two printmaking techniques.
To add another texture and interest I have started cutting out
my linocuts and printing them over collagraphs. A collagraph is
made from a collage of various materials that are glued together
on cardboard, metal or hardboard plate. By cutting out my linocut
images they are not so precious to me anymore allowing
me the freedom for more experimentation.
Printmaking to me is a way of constantly challenging
myself. Each technique whether a linoleum cut, collagraph or solar
etching is a joy for me to create. With each printmaking process
I am always learning something new; the possibilities are endless.