Etching, lithography, Japanese woodcut, collagraphs and many other printing techniques allow me the freedom to experiment with the elements of picture making. Subject matter may vary, but ultimately the graphic elements of line, shape, colour and texture all come together to create a pictorial statement that cannot be controlled entirely, producing results that are always an unexpected pleasure. And to me, this is what printmaking is all about, the journey and not the destination. Experimentation leading to unplanned outcomes.
Today, the traditional toxic environment of printmaking is slowly being replaced by much more accessible non-toxic alternatives. Add to this the exciting possibilities achievable by combining the computer, photo polymer and letterpress, I think printmaking is a very interesting place to be!