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.
Presently, and as a response to the troubling times we are living in, I am making a series of paintings which reflect some of the conflicts inherent in our society. How does a young man choose his course in life? Where does responsibility begin and end?
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.
2018 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