I live and work in New Mills, a small mill town in the Peak District on the Manchester – Sheffield train line. My drawings reflect how it feels to be in a certain place. I record stories and histories that are part of my everyday life.
During my Fine Art Degree I trained in printmaking, and apply a method similar to etching to my drawings. I like the directness of charcoal drawing; the connection of hand, eye and paper.
I draw from life wherever possible, sometimes sitting in a car or at a window, distorting perspective to encase the view. I also draw directly from the figure, looking for the main lines and shapes in what I see.