Apart from drawing, silkscreen printing was my first real love in terms of a medium I bonded with immediately. I never used photo-stencils (like Andy Warhol) I prefer to hand-paint the stencils for a more painterly effect. I return to silk-screening at least once a year, usually when Iâ€™ve got a bit stuck with the painting process. I have my own screen-press and it forces me to simplify the images I am making. I still make small editions and monoprints which mostly I sell through my website.
How important is it to stay true to yourself as an artist? There certainly seem to be a lot of artists doing the same thing these days! It can be hard to see what your own style is. It has taken me years to settle into a more coherent way of working, I needed to get a lot of things out of my system first and I wasnâ€™t able to bypass that process. My modus-operandi is to make rules for myself and then break them. Iâ€™ve moved through several different stylistic periods over the last thirty years and I see that as a