Following studies in graphic design and illustration at Belfast College of Art [’67 - ’71], I worked as a designer [Spring Graphics] until 2007 when I joined Seacourt Print Workshop and forsook the Mac for the ink, card and lino of hand made prints. I’m more than happy with the change. Although colour comes a very close second, the main element which excites a creative response in me is light – and that, mostly, in the way it falls on the creations of people in their landscape, whether rural or urban, indoors or out. The people themselves may not be present but everyone leaves a shape and light – always changing, in a way renewing, can pinpoint moments of activity and open up areas apparently not there before. So journeys, even on familiar routes, can suddenly burst with new life and something is added to my knowing of that place.

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