Making Monsters

Whereas my passion and my career is in printmaking with a focus on linocut, I am proud of the fact that, during my studies, Birmingham City University and the Birmingham Library used my images to promote the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel. These images were displayed in the Birmingham Library during November/December 2018 coinciding with the 200th anniversary celebration.

I am also proud to have collaborated with English lecturer Dr Sarah Wood and writer Adrian Earle in making a success of the exhibition. My thanks to BBC radio WM for inviting us for an interview coinciding with the celebrations.

Inspiration: During my interview with the BBC, I explained that ‘I was inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel. I also explained that Hollywood treated Frankenstein’s creation unfairly. My interpretation is of an unfortunate, tormented soul with considerable physical and mental disabilities and not the monster portrayed in films’!

Frankenstein, lead image
Mary Shelley 200th Anniversary Celebrations


Birmingham City University | School of English Event Flyer


Visiting the BBC studios in Birmingham