I have always loved books. As a child, I remember hiding books under my bedsheets and reading by torchlight long after bedtime.
Although these days I don’t read as much as I would like, that early love of books has stayed with me, and evolved into a desire to present some of my own artwork in book format.
Studying initially under John Blakemore and Dave Paddy, I have embraced the art of bookbinding and the creative possibilities that it offers. I love the fact that the handcrafted book allows full artistic control; from design and sequencing to printing and production.
Due to the time and dedication involved in making a book, only a very limited number can be produced, and no two books will be the same, the hand of the artist evident in each carefully-crafted volume.
Each of my books is entirely handmade, using a variety of different binding techniques and the images, unless otherwise indicated, are hand-printed using archival inks, fine art papers and delicate Japanese tissues.
Exhibits, Book Art Fairs and Collections
– ‘Qalupalik’ is on permanent display at The Last Supper Gallery, London.
– ‘Qalupalik’ is held in the collection of artists’ books at the Kunstmuseum , Ilulissat, Greenland
– ‘Birds of Passage’, ‘Entwined’, ‘Qalupalik’, ‘Shifting Sands; and ‘Siku| Sea Ice’ have been acquired for private collections in the US and Europe.
– Print Stuff / LensThink Yorkshire, Group exhibition, 2018