Making marks by hand (drawing) is the main focus of my work. My primary interest is human character, but a line can have a life of its own, and my work explores the marks, processes and materials that best bring out the various aspects of personality. Subject matter sometimes comes from direct observation, but is often informed by history, cliché and projection – things in the head of the viewer, not necessarily attributes of the subject. Mystery (can you ever really know another person?) and, inevitably, mortality are underlying themes.

Also currently on show at Print UnLtd, Salford Art Gallery.