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I have always loved drawing, when I was little it was cats. My mum used to have my drawings of cats all over the place. Big, fat, colourful, striped, whiskered cats.

Now my obsession has moved to birds. I wouldn't call myself a bird watcher, more a bird noticer. When I moved to Australia in 2005 from Northern Ireland I was stunned by the difference in birds. It was this difference, above all others that really told me I was in a different country, very far from Northern Ireland!

It was also at this time that I discovered printmaking at one of the Australian Print Workshop's weekend classes. I realised it was an interesting way to utilise my drawings and take them a step further. I felt my linear style translated well into etching and I loved the process involved.

In September 2009 I…

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  • Born on October 9
  • Joined January 3, 2010

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beautiful cotton rag papers, lovely linen threads, sharp scalpel blades, small rulers, needles that dont get lost

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About

I have always loved drawing, when I was little it was cats. My mum used to have my drawings of cats all over the place. Big, fat, colourful, striped, whiskered cats.

Now my obsession has moved to birds. I wouldn't call myself a bird watcher, more a bird noticer. When I moved to Australia in 2005 from Northern Ireland I was stunned by the difference in birds. It was this difference, above all others that really told me I was in a different country, very far from Northern Ireland!

It was also at this time that I discovered printmaking at one of the Australian Print Workshop's weekend classes. I realised it was an interesting way to utilise my drawings and take them a step further. I felt my linear style translated well into etching and I loved the process involved.

In September 2009 I returned to Northern Ireland. I am currently exploring my old city again and looking forward to using the Belfast Print Workshop and working with Irish birds.

I have always loved making artist books, I like making a precious object, not just something to go behind glass on a wall. Books are tactile, you have to explore them yourself, turn the pages, hold them, feel the paper. There are so many possibilities!

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