I graduated at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College in Farnham, (now UCA) with Fine Art BA Hons and then went on to The University of Reading in 2008, to gain a PG Diploma, ‘The Body and Representation’.
For some time my work was grounded in printmaking at South Hill Park (SHP) in Bracknell which I extended into digital and mixed media and have now returned to painting.
A resident artist at 360 Degrees Trust in Filleigh
2002, BA Hons, Fine Art, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham
2008 MA/PG Dip, The Body and Representation, University of Reading
My recent work investigates a journey in landscape through memory which is often vivid in colour. I don’t consider myself to be a landscape artist but through abstraction I try to relate the experience of place, the weather, structures, lived in places and human traces.
The subject of ‘belonging’ and ‘place’ and how we inhabit/identify with our space is personalised by our own thoughts and memories. The new inert space we first walked into becomes fixed in our minds as somewhere which affirms part of ourselves. The psychological extent of our relationship with the physical world reflects our own internal conscious world. ‘Place’ is evocative, sometimes revealing the fragility of being – I view this as an investigation into how we ‘fit’ – what has gone before, the evidence of life and how we crave to belong.