My practice explores material and processes.
I am interested in the concept of reduction and setting limits, narrowing in to then fully explore the world within these self imposed boundaries.
Starting each piece with one material, most recently - green silk screened paper, I explore a specific process to form alternative readings of the material.
I express the explosive nature of ripping the material or reordering scraps on the studio floor into controlled delicate lines.
My work has a connection with labour and the investment of time.
I am drawn to pre-industrial crafts such as lace making, drystone walling, and weaving.
B. 1973, Leeds.
Graduated from Southampton in 1997 with a BA hons in Fine Art.
Art Residency at The Vermont Studio Centre, USA, 2007.
Turps Banana Correspondance Course, 2021.
Lives and works in London.
Career. Exhibitions and Achievements:
Solo Show “Nurtured Landscape” Treviso, Italy.
Winner of The Door Prize for Painting, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol.
London Art Fair, Islington Business Design Centre, London.
Arte Laguna Prize, International Prize of Contemporary Art, Arsenalle, Venice.
ArtVerona, Lab 610 De Faveri Contemporary. Italy.
National Lottery Award for research and Travel.
Waterhouse and Dodd, group show, Mayfair, London.
Four Square Arts, Lewes, East Sussex.
Ferens Open, Hull City Art Gallery.
Turps Banana Group Show. Thameside Gallery, Woolwich, London.
Ireal Life. Group Show, Bow Arts Durham Street, London.
Southlands Hospital, permanent collection, Worthing, East Sussex.
Trio, 3 person show, Curious Kudu, Queens Road Peckham. London.
The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2023, London.