An exploration of colour and shape
To the rhythm of
Surface / Depth / Surface / Depth
Foreground / Background
Layer / Erase
I am a painter and installation artist. My work in inclusive participatory arts for over 30 years has influenced my solo and collaborative practice.
My need to navigate and process the world in an experiential and intuitive way is central to my practice. An immersion in making with a true sense of discovery is something I value and maintain in my work.
Using a spontaneous and playful approach I collage observations, ideas and experience - connecting inner and outer worlds - to explore surface, contrast and control.
My interest in colour and composition extends beyond drawing and painting to make installations from modular pieces of work. Through this I enjoy finding freshness through re-configuration, new narratives and dynamic relationships.
My collaborative practice as part of Obscure Secure (with fellow artist Jacqueline Utley) extends my interests in process and representation and feeds my work. Our projects explore twentieth century women artists in collections and have partnered with Christchurch Mansion (Ipswich), The Red House (Aldeburgh) and Towner Eastbourne.
Since 2017 I have been documenting the colours I see in the view from my studio window, across the river Deben to Sutton Hoo. This ongoing, cumulative piece of work - Across the river in the trees - connects observing nature with decision-making through colour.
2017/18 Suffolk Artlink Step Up
2014/15 Obscure Secure
2015 Obscure Secure
Grants & Awards
2023 British Art Network, Landscape Research Group
2021 Arts Council England, Project Grant
2019 Creative Retreat, Britten Pears Foundation
2017 Arts Council England, R&D Grant
2016 Firstsite Collector's Bursary Award
2015 a-n Review Bursary Award
2014 Arts Council England, Project Grant
Ipswich Borough Council Collection
2023 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, The Art Station
2022 Creating Constable, Ipswich
2021 Workout, Asylum Studios, Suffolk
2020 Colour, The Cut, online
2020 Studio Works, The Cut, Suffolk
2019 Just One More Thing, Asylum Studios, Suffolk
2019 This is not an oak tree, Jugg Art Foundation
2019 Women 100, Ipswich Art Gallery
2018 Annual Ipswich Biennial, Ipswich
2018 Step Up, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich
2016 Sad But True, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich
2015 Foule Parlement, Rye Creative Centre, Sussex
2015 Obscure Secure, Studio 1.1, London
2014 Obscure Secure, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
2014 This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, London
2013 Art Britannia, Art Basel, Miami
2013 Summer Saloon, Lion & Lamb, London
2013 Creekside Open, London
2012 The Cut Arts Centre, Suffolk
2011 Creekside Open, London
BA (hons) Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art
MA Video, Middlesex University