A definition of intaglio printmaking would encompass many techniques and processes, as for myself, I have worked mostly with drypoint and etching. It is quite possible to work on to a prepared plate for etching and to include elements of drypoint. Working with needles held into a pin vice is my favoured tool, both allowing gentle drawing into etching ground, and alternatively depending on the strength of rendering, there are various needles to allow an adequate boldness and different combinations of line quality.
I have attempted with recent studies of rivers, lakes and the sea to imagine both the surface and the underneath … mirrored reflections, glassy swirls and the infinite rushing changes of watery movement. My prints attempt to be both on-site drawing and also working back in the studio to define an accurate representation of the illusions and capture of a moment seen in nature.