My journey in etching has been long; the way proved to have so many diversions. I had thought it would be simple a way into image making again, after decades away from painting, my major study. This was not to be as I became tangled in a maze of intaglio processes. Years and kilos of metal later, I use direct, traditional methods that enable the monochrome values, texture and expressive line work to carry image content and suggest meaning. I find that process recedes into a means not an end. My printmaking derives from drawings and photographs primarily of the Northern Pennines and is usually concerned with human intervention on the landscape.