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Hello, welcome to my website.

 I'm an illustrator and printmaker originally  based outside Lewes in East Sussex, on the edge of the South Downs National Park. It's this beautiful curving landscape with its pillowy Downs and chalky grasslands which is the source of much of the inspiration for my linocut prints. These prints sometimes evolve into the design for a tea towel, a tote bag, or a notebook, and so my little nature inspired range developed.

Growing up in Co. Down in Northern Ireland, I always had a love of drawing and making. I was the youngest in a large family of boys so maybe it was a quest to find a peaceful corner, in amongst a busy household!

I continued with art, doing a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, and then moving to London, where I worked as a freelance illustrator, in magazines and children's books.

I moved to East Sussex nearly 20 years ago, and in recent years took up linocut printmaking and just fell in love with the process. Now walking on the Downs through the seasons is for me the beginning of the creative journey - evening light falling on the wild grasses, the bend of a tree against the wind - all inspire the beginnings of the next print.

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