The joy of linocut printmaking grew while studying Graphic Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. With access to a world-class studio and inspiring staff and colleagues, I was able to fully experiment with different printmaking techniques that included intaglio, lithography, etching and lino cut.

It was the natural connection to the hands-on nature of carving linoleum and creative printmaking possibilities that impressed me most. Opening my eyes to the uniqueness of mark making, carving tools, understanding ink use, various substrates and learning the value of 'balance of pressure', all to aid in the development of images - was an incredible change to the graphic design mindset that was I driven towards in the late 80's. While the Graphics discipline was an influence on the future by using technology of the day, there was a real excitement for me in keeping a foothold in tradition image making too. Access to some much loved Victorian presses helped to plant a deep rooted respect for the craft. And the teaching I received was second-to-none.

I'm so grateful that I have maintained this drive for traditional working as it's unravelled a greater appreciation of what's involved in 'simple prints'. Through the examination and study of drawing and carving processes, the 'tradition' is often a process of complex problem solving and is a wonderful discovery when you find you're able to produce prints that you thought where unattainable.

With linoluem printmaking I've always discovered surprises and unexpected delights. Failures have given way to new found knowledge. Experimentation has opened my mind to infinite possibilities. Even after all these years I continue to learn (and share) so much about the properties of inks, complementary papers, studio skills (good house keeping) and a respect for tools and materials. It's transpired that there is so much more to printmaking than meets the eye.

Everything you see on the site is original and available for sale where stated. Feel free to contact me for further information


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Post Graduate Dip. (Printmaking)

B. Des., Graphic Design (HONS)

Sample of Galleries & Exhibitions
Art Across Borders, Gammalgard (Denmark)
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Seagate Printmakers, Dundee
Cyril Gerber Gallery, Glasgow
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Torrance House, East Kilbride
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Ranchmens Club, Calgary (Canada)
Calgary Stampede & Exhibition, Calgary (Canada)
Leighton Arts Centre, Millarville
(Canada)Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond (Canada)
Canada)Vales Annual Art Show, Black Diamond (Canada)
Lineham House Gallery, Okotoks (Canada)
Mother of The Redeemer Church, Calgary (Canada)
Art in Healthcare, Edinburgh
Craigard Gallery, Wigtown, Dumfriesshire
Fruitmarket, Glasgow
Creative Strathaven, Strathaven
The Jetty Gallery, Oban
Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open Exhibition (2023), Conwy, Wales

Workshops and Teaching Classes
Bishop O' Byrne High School, Calgary (Canada)
Bluerock Gallery
, Black Diamond (Canada)
Inspirational Studio Academy, Okotoks (Canada)
Leighton Arts Centre, Millarville (Canada)
Sheep River Arts Society, Turner Valley (Canada)
Michelle Austin Art, Calgary (Canada)
Lineham House Gallery, Okotoks (Canada)
Private client
s, Strathaven & Glasgow

East Kilbride Art Club
, East Kilbride
Creative Strathaven, Strathaven

House of Prints (fundraiser participant) House of Prints
Art UK (pending)

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