The urban environment fascinates me. I recreate scenes based on observations of people and places I see around me in the everyday ‘theatre of life.’ On every street corner, there is a story to tell. I have been influenced by English figurative artists from Hogarth to Edward Burra, also by Japanese and German Expressionists printmakers. My method of working is an ‘Intaglio’ printmaking technique called ‘drypoint’. When using this method, I draw on to a metal printing plate with a sharp tool to produce a groove, in to which printing ink is applied. Then I put the plate through my press to produce the prints. Usually I hand colour and sometimes collage these prints in small editions or as unique works.