Close up of “Marigold CELLS”, paint and printed material, 2011
Working with my hands has always been a love of mine. Ever since I was a child I have been making things .
Most recently I have become more interested in working 2 dimensionally with drawing and colour and have become fascinated by stone lithography, which is a printmaking process.This exacting and time consuming process gives me a structure and a security that balances the content of my work which is very fluid and playful.
Colour has always been important to me but recently it seems to be a stronger and clearer theme.
I have in the past years been involved in making sculpture and particularly in pieces made from natural materiels, linked with the outdoor environment.
A piece of work or series of work may have been initiated by the feeling or 'nature' of a particular place, as in the case of site- specific work . eg 'Singing Pots' . Singing Pots was also shaped through collaboration with musician, Susanna Bearfoot. For more info on site specific, see site specific.
Drawing and collage are a constant source of exploration for me.
Teaching and working with children is something I love doing. I have extensive experience of working creatively with children and adults in many different settings. I am teaching ongoing groups in Stroud, please contact me if you are interested. For more info please go to my CV and Participatory.
I have a life long interest and love of physical movement and have been practicing Tai Chi and Chi Gong since I was 20. My Chi Gong and meditation practice is a source of inspiration and focus for my creative work. Please contact me if you are interested in what I am doing..Many pieces are for sale. For more info if you are interested in purchasing some artwork please go to Sales.