I am an Architect with 25 years’ experience living and working in Leeds. That time period has seen the gradual obsolescence of the art and paraphernalia of the drawing board in designing and constructing buildings through the emergence and dominance of a virtual workplace. It is not uncommon that, whilst the technology is fully and enthusiastically embraced, there is a feeling of disconnection from, and longing for, the craft of the creative process. So, for me, printmaking provides a route back to the skill of production by hand, with the associated surprises and disappointments, mastering of techniques and problem solving that are inherent in making a print. Also a lot of cleaning up, but I'll skip that bit. Weekends and evenings will find me sketching, carving, (cursing), inking, being surprisingly worried about paper choice and generally getting totally immersed in the physical connection with the process. I am currently working on a series of old and young faces through relief printing, collagraph, silk screen and saline etching. A study of pattern and colour in print rather than portraits. In tandem I am using offcut pieces of lino to create abstract geometric patterns and have some typography projects on the drawing board. And too little time.