I love making prints, any sort of prints. I love the way one surface impacts on another leaving its mark with or without ink.
Boots or tyres leave tracks in mud or sand, animal footprints in the snow.Do you remember your first hand and potato prints?
When I start a new design, I make drawings or take several photographs of a subject. I select and simplify until I feel it works as a cohesive whole. The design must then be reversed so that when printed it is the right way round. Each method (lino, etching, collagraph or monoprint) gives a different effect and so I need to choose the right method for the right subject.