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An exploration of colour and shape

To the rhythm of 

Surface / Depth / Surface / Depth

Foreground / Background

Layer / Erase


My studio is in a working boatyard, surrounded by an array of wrapped, discarded and rusting objects. These, amongst many other things, feed my interest in colour and composition. I often collage different ideas together in my paintings, extending the process through layering and re-working. 


Since 2017 I have been documenting the colours I can see in the view from my studio window across the river Deben to Sutton Hoo. This observation of colour, and how to describe it, has become an ongoing cumulative piece of work.


My collaborative practice with fellow artist Jacqueline Utley allows me to share my interest in process and legacy through an exploration of twentieth century women artists in public collections

I have worked extensively in participatory arts as a practitioner and manager. I am currently Co-Director of Suffolk Artlink. 


2023 Through the Trees, to the River

2022 Listening to Kathleen Walne

2015 Obscure Secure


2021/23 Obscure Secure at Towner Eastbourne

2017/18 Suffolk Artlink Step Up

2017/18 Obscure Secure Red Studio Enquiry

2014/15 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, Obscure Secure 

2014 Arts Council England, Project Grant

2014 WW Solo Award runner up


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

2009 Ipswich Town Hall Galleries Open, Suffolk

2008 Eastern Open, Kings Lynn, Norfolk


BA (hons) Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art

MA Video, Middlesex University


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