August 13, 2017

Having just spent a week sketching in the Derbyshire Dales I thought I would share with you my latest concertina book. I love the way I am able to let one page flow into another, rather than creating separate stand alone pieces. The beauty of the concertina book is tha...

August 27, 2016

Having just spent a week painting and drawing around the rugged coast of Cape Cornwall, close to lands End, I am buzzing with ideas for new paintings, collagraphs and drawings.

Brisons Veor' is a charitable trust, providing a residential studio for artists, musicia...

June 23, 2016

During my recent residency at Brisons Veor I decided to give my new Seawhite Concertina sketchbook a go. Its quite a neat size and easy to pop into a rucksack so took it out everyday sketching en plain air.

Although I was aware that each image was starting to link to th...

June 10, 2016


Art Residency May 28 - June 3, 2016

Brisons Veor, Cornwall

The Cambridge 3 are Karen Stamper/ Clare Maria Wood / Lesley Birch

From May 28th until June 3rd three artists collaborated in an artist residency in an art studio just beside Pr...

May 10, 2016

A few years ago I spent some time walking and sketching around CapeCornwall, a small headland on the West Cornwall coast,It's a spectacular location, with breathtaking ocean views,craggy cliffs and the ruined remains of old Cornish mines. This experience fuelled a seri...

March 29, 2016

This is 'Seawall View II". Here I have incorporated several printmaking methods within the actual painting. First I created a rust print from an old disc brake onto paper and photographed it. The photograph was then printed onto acetate and developed into a photo polym...

March 27, 2016



Having spent several sessions editing this series of collagraph plates I thought I would show you how I ink them 'a la poupée'. This term means that the plate, or matrix, is inked with different colours, using a ball or wad of fabric, and run through the press in one...

March 18, 2016

So I thought I would put together a short film featuring some of the paintings I will have on display at Kunsthuis Gallery, near York. I already had  good quality hi-res images to use as a starting point, and after importing them to IMovie, I began playing around with...

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