Hello, thanks for stopping by! I am an artist living in Brighton UK, who graduated from the Royal College of Art many years ago. I love and collect typographic ephemera and use it in my art. The inspiration comes from old stamps, postcards and packaging, often featuring antique and woodblock type.
I couldn’t bear to tear up the original ephemera to use in my collages, and besides, the items are often small and certain to fade, so by working digitally I am able to scan items and do whatever I like! This means I can be experimental with colour, scale, texture and composition, creating lively, graphic, contemporary prints. The fantastic textures of the paper, smudgy vintage coloured inks and intriguing snippets of information look amazing at larger scales. The ephemera takes on a more abstract form, so it is possible to see it in a new, fresh light. With my compositions, I like lining things up (or not) and creating patterns of harmony or tension, if they can have a flavour of Dadaist art, all the better…
I have recently been featured in several magazines and had a number of successful exhibitions, so I am very grateful for the encouraging response. My work is available as signed, limited edition and open edition giclée prints on archive quality paper, using light fast pigment inks, which capture incredible colour and detail.
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