While sorting out the cards for my sister, I also decided it was time to go through some of my prints. Every time a new print comes into being, the older ones get tucked away for safe keeping and dare I say it … forgotten. It was fun sitting down and looking through them all, tracing my development and changing style over the years. When I started out, my subjects were generally people. The prints had fewer layers and were perhaps not as complex as some of my later prints. This was partly because I didn’t have a printing press. Each layer had to be hand-pressed, which can be hard work. For this reason the prints were often smaller as well.
Then I got my press…I went through a flower phase:
A bonfire night phase (this one is still ongoing):
I still like people, although they have developed quite a lot from the early days:
And then there were the parrots. I am still not 100% sure how I feel about these prints and I have never shown them before. I would be interested to see what you all think.