About the Artist
I am inspired by the way architecture mirrors the culture, character and soul of the human. Through years of travel in the Britain and abroad, I have developed a fascination for the details that tell the story of a building. Humans create structures in which to shelter, rest, love, eat, work and worship and these spaces hold the spirit of the lives that have been led within their boundaries. In my work, I use buildings to reflect the human condition, the houses differ in shape, size, detail and colour. They have a soul and a personality and through the stance and clustering of the buildings, the images represent the thoughts and situations present in the human experience. I have been a Printmaker since I was a child and having trained as a Ceramicist and Metal worker, I returned to Printmaking to create work using Lithography, Etching, Collagraph and Relief techniques.
Foundation in Art – Brighton Art College, Brighton 09/1990 –06/1991
BA Hons in Crafts – Crewe and Alsager College, Crewe 09/1991 –06/1994
Specialised in Metal and Ceramics
Adult Certificate in Printmaking part time – University of Brighton 09/1994 –06/1996
Specialised in Lithography and Etching
BA Hons in British Sign Language /English Interpreting 09/1999 – 06/2003
Post Graduate Diploma in British Sign Language/ 09/2004 – 06/2005
I am a fully qualified, freelance, British Sign Language Interpreter. I interpret part-time, which allows me to work as a Printmaker and to run bip-Art and screen-Art Printmaking studios at the same time.
Book published 2009
Title in Britain and Europe – ‘Printmaking – Traditional and Contemporary techniques’
Title in USA – ‘The Printmaking Bible’
Co-author with Ann d’Arcy Hughes, published by Rotovison and Chronicles.
Most recently reprinted in 2017
bip-Art Printmaking Studio 2010 – ongoing
-Founder Member and Director of bip-Art (bip-Art – ‘brings inner peace’)
-Established bip-Art with colleagues, Ann d’Arcy Hughes and Helen Brown with the aim of teaching and preserving the art of Traditional Printmaking in an inclusive, welcoming and professional environment, teaching people of all ages from the beginner to the advanced.
Instagram – @hebevm