For over 30 years I have worked in arts education, most recently at Falmouth University and University of the Arts London.
Primarily working from landscape I find inspiration from the ever changing light, corroded materials and remnants of human occupation.
Materials, all kinds of materials inform and become part of my work, these include metal, found objects, fabric, paper, paint, wax, glass and very recently film. My work concerns itself with the inherited landscapes of memory, belonging, place, sentiment, family, ancestry and evolution. This landscape I find in my immediate surroundings, be that a victorian bottle dump, sandy beach's or the subtropical gardens of West Cornwall.
Marks left by the passing of time fascinate me. The patina left by human or elemental intervention, often found in partially decayed or eroded objects inform the way I make work. My work explores the delicate balance between the past and present of life evolving.
My work has toured the UK with the Jerwood Drawing Prize, is represented by RWA and been a 2019 prize winner at SWA. Recent exhibitions include Penwith Gallery and Delamore House.
I have organised and coordinated exhibitions and prior to teaching worked as a freelance textile artist and designer. With an MA in Fine Art and a SWA academician, I see myself as a fine artist maker, creating artefacts and visual imagery in both 2D and 3D.
The miniatures shown here are sold framed in an off white painted box frame and float mounted. The paintings are sold unframed, but look good in a close frame with no glass, this would be an additional £30, in Sepele wood which has a warm red hue. I can provide more images if required. Packaging and postage in the UK is included in the price shown. I have more work including cards of which can be seen on my website using the contact link.