Owner & Master Printer at Hole Editions.
A professional collaborative printer, specialising in hand printed direct lithographs.
2003 – 2004 Master Printer Training, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA
2002 – 2003 Printer Training Program, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA
1996 – 1998 Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University, UK
1993 – 1996 BA (hon.) Fine Art Printmaking, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
1992 – 1993 18+ Foundation / National Diploma, Doncaster College, UK
Printer’s Chop. It can sometimes be found embossed in the lower right hand corner of the works that I make or collaborate on. More often though, it is blindstamped (or rubberstamped) on the back of the works.
“I remember being told, when I first visited the United States, to avoid looking up at the skyscrapers, as this was a sure fire way of indicating to muggers that you were a tourist and a potential mark. Walking in some parts of US can also indicate that you are poor. A high percentage of the population will tend to drive, even for short journeys of just a couple of blocks.
There are many interesting sights to be seen, which are usually missed, if you are keeping your head down with blinkered vision or travelling at speed. To see objects or architecture from unusual angles can give you a new perspective on the mundane.”
This is an extract from a 2007 exhibition catalogue called “Stone – Plate – Grease – Water”. It is still relevant for me today. I am continuing to look up at buildings and hunt out the interesting (for me) in the mundane.