My childhood would inevitably point the direction for my future art work. I was born into a family of makers and we spent every holiday in Cornwall, life spilling outdoors from a caravan
Place, be that a physical place such as Cornwall or the Canal or Place, as a moment in time/experience continues to be a theme throughout my work. I still have that spiritual need to feel connected to natural spaces and to create.
I predominantly work in painting, traditionally or with dyes on cloth. I combine figurative elements with representational abstraction, attempting to describe the qualities and my experience and relationship to these places through colour and symbols and to make objects which allow me to bring them into my home. Outdoors I collect, observe, photograph and write, whilst the resulting drawing, painting or cloth is created in the studio.
Between 2004-2008 I attended Bath Spa University where I studied Creative Arts – Art and Textiles and I have been showing my work both solo and in groups since. I am one of the founding members of the group CQWest and Associated arts https://www.cqwest.uk/