For her 6th birthday Polly was given a secondhand John Bull printing set which lived in an old powdered milk tin in the playroom cupboard; this was the start of Polly's obsession with printmaking and ink.

Polly's love of printmaking blossomed during her Foundation Art Course which led her to study Fine Art Printmaking at The Manchester School of Art.

Polly specialises mainly in linocut, inspired by myths, legends and fairy tales as well as the numerous books she reads and the ideas that just pop in to her head when she least expects it!

She depicts strong female images, often combined with sylised text, to send an empowering message to the viewer.

Drawing inspiration from experiences in life, Polly's character Bunhead depicts so many situations where the female voice is often supressed or ignored. Bunhead finds herself struggling in love or finding difficulties recovering from traumatic experiences whilst actually showing a simplistic power - everyone loves Bunhead!