Exploring relationships between elements in the natural world and our connection to them is of interest to me. I am interested in natures ability to transform and revive, and in expressing its vulnerability under investigation in our present environment.
Renewal and adaption for survival in plants/ plants substances, such as moss and ferns with their long history of survival, are themes that inspire me.
I enjoy fictional stories that integrate or refer to an investigation of the natural world, such as novels by Barbara Kingsolver. When I create a work, experience and memory of the physical world become part of the visual exploration, real or imagined. This process reveals a transient, timeless sense of existence in the natural world.
|2015 -||Art Facilitator, Exhibition and Design Assistant|
|2012- 2015||Exhibition co-ordinator, Art Facilitator|
|2010-2011||Art Facilitator, Visual Arts Assistant|
|2008-2010||Self employed freelance artist|
|2005-2008||Art Tutort to children and adults.|
|1995||Worked as a visual merchandiser.|
|1992-1995||Sign-writing, Freelance artist/craft worker|
|Jan 1992||Student Exhibition|
|1988-1991||Studied fine art|
1990 - Joint winner of the Emma Smith Scholarship (Best Painting Student)
1990 - Durban Arts Association Merit Award
1991 - Bursary from the HSRC
1988 - 1991 National Higher Diploma in Fine Art (full time study)
2014- Winner of the 'Best in Trafford' prize - Waterside Open 2014