Cancer Survivor Printmaker focusing on family, nature and hope
I make prints from lino and found wood with themes inspired by the love of family, nature and hope. I have been a printmaker since the 1990s and now find myself falling back on this meditative practice as a means of therapy from battling cancer last year (and beating it!) as well as trying to process the sudden unexpected death of my younger brother who ran a marathon in support of my fight with breast cancer. My brother was a concert pianist and teacher and loved to help his students.
My prints about siblings are sold with the intention of raising funds for a scholarship in my brothers name that will go directly to helping another young pianist afford to study. I know my brother would feel proud that his name still gives hope and opportunity to underprivileged students and that makes me happy to help towards this.
I have always felt at home in the woods and fields - nature is the salve to my soul and gives me peace, especially now. I enjoy drawing trees and other natural beauties around my home in a woodsy part of Hertfordshire. As a recent cancer survivor, I feel strongly about giving hope to others going through the same experience which is why some of my prints may reflect the hope I found meaningful when I was fighting cancer and perhaps could help someone else.
I create pouring love into my carvings and prints and hope that this is felt by those who kindly buy my work.
Scan it Scan the QR code to be taken to our page on the UKCraftFairs site.