At the heart of my work is drawing, having drawn obsessively since childhood. I discovered my love of working 3 dimensionally at Edinburgh School of Art and went on to complete my degree in Sculpture. I felt the need to marry both disciplines and my work developed into a  combination of illustration and linear sculpture; I achieve this with wire as the line can be taken off the page and into space.

My practice has been evolving in various forms over many years now, through the years of freedom yet insecurity of youth, several geographical and emotional moves, and keeping it ticking over during the challenges and joys of motherhood.
Throughout, I have learned to be adaptable to working in a variety of spaces due to changing circumstances, and have created a ‘studio’ enviroment out of any room available to me at the time.

Themes

The focal theme of my work is us. People.

I spend alot of time reflecting on our consciousness, psychology and spirituality.  Faces appear all the time in my work, as they symbolize these concerns and represent my search.
I am ever fascinated by the ways we relate to ourselves, to loved ones, wider circles and to all life.

Forms of the natural world, animal, bird and plant life are brought in to express the different aspects of our inner selves. The tension between the ‘enlightened’ or ‘free’ self (birds and creatures of the air), and the pull of our ego with its endless mental chatter, often negative, illusionary and binding (earth bound creatures).

This inner life is mirrored in our outer lives and environment. By intertwining creatures and plants within the human form, it’s a reminder of our own connectedness to of all life, where, especially in these times, we tend to separate ourselves from nature to our detriment.

 

 

Exhibitions & Activities

2021  May. 1st Prize winner of the £10,000 Chaiya Art Awards with ‘You are Everything’
2021 -14th May-23rd May.
Chaiya Art Awards, Winners Exhibition.  Gallery@Oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2020 – 2021 Oct. Group Show. The Tramshed Project. 32 Rivington St. London.
2019 ongoing Selection of smaller works. Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye, Powys.
2019 September Group show. The Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire
2019  May Brighton Festival Open Houses, Collectors Selection, 43 Hove Park Villas, Hove
2018 AAF Hampstead May 10th-13th, represented by Decorazon Gallery.
2018  May Brighton Festival Open Houses, Collectors Selection, 43 Hove Park Villas, Hove
2017 Aug -Sept  Group show. The Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire.
2016 -2017 Aug – Jan. Installation for ‘Ideal Networks Ltd’ offices, Brighton Station.
2016 – April 29th-June 5th. Exhibition, and representation Galleri Plan B, ‘Season of Grace’ Vaxjo, Sweden.

2011 – 2016. Full time mother and personal development of artwork in studio.

2007-12 Exhibition and representation, Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte St, London.
2009-10 Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, Madison Avenue. New York. US
2009 Album Artwork for ‘Wild Beasts’, ‘Two Dancers’, Domino Records.
2005 Solo Exhibition, New Greenham Arts Centre/Corn Exchange. Newbury. Berkshire.
2004-07 Exhibition and representation, Red Gallery, Loudwater, Buckinghamshire.
2004 Exhibition, The Proper Study of Mankind. Museum of Modern Art. Wales.
2003 Exhibition. The Courtyard Art Centre, Hereford.
2001 Exhibition. The Leftbank, Hereford.
2001 Exhibition. Tredegar House Gallery, Hay on Wye
2000 ExhibitionA on Y Gallery. Hay on Wye
2000 Exhibition. The Basement, Hay on Wye, Wales.

AAF 2017-current
Represented by Decorazon Gallery

London, Hampstead May 2018
Stockholm, Oct 2017
London Battersea. Oct 2017

Art Fairs 2007-2012
Represented by Woolff Gallery London

London Art Fair, Islington Business Centre, London
Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
ArtChicago, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago.
Toronto International art fair, North Building, Toronto .
Art Miami, Miami.
The Hamptons, New York.

 

Affordable Art Fairs 2006-2012
Represented by the Woolff Gallery and Red Gallery

New York
London
Paris
Bristol
Amsterdam

Education 

1996 BA Hons, Sculpture – Fine Art, School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.

1993 Foundation, Art Therapy, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.