My current practice continues a lifelong exploration of themes surrounding what it is to be human, in particular how we become who we are and our hidden selves. How do we deal with universal issues like gender/societal roles, exclusion etc This is evidenced primarily in painting, where I use the materiality of paint and collaged newspaper as fundamental elements of expression. Also mixed media drawing, with some printmaking and sculptural/assemblage work using found items, plaster, wire, wood, textiles etc.
In my work I internalise and site the flow of experience by physically incorporating printed paper material both as reference and response. I am embodying ideas via text and image to create a scaffold of subtext, a palimpsest of narratives. I am accumulating and storing time and memory, overlaying them with marks and gestures in paint.
I have lived and worked in Cornwall since 2003 I did my Foundation (Dip AD) a long time ago and dropped out angry and disillusioned! I worked within the women's movement through the 70s and 80s, then in social work.
GROUP SHOWS 2019: NSA Ex-Libris Tremenheere/ 2018: NSA Autumn Show, Tremenheere. Drawing Down the Feminine, Bridport Arts Centre /2017 Critic's Choice, Newlyn Society of Artists, Tremenheere Gallery Penzance/ 2016 Drawing Down the Feminine, Plough Arts Centre Devon. Diskudha in the Landscape Old Kea Church nr Truro. Diskudha in the City, Old Bakery, Truro. Transitions (Drawing Down the Feminine) Newlyn Art Gallery/ 2015 Collider, PZ Gallery, Penzance. Chapel House Penzance. /2010 Collective, St Just Methodist Church. / 2009 Collective, Morvah Schoolhouse. /Collective, Cookbook Cafe and Bookshop, St Just