My work draws meaning from the resonance of experiences,
places, conversations, personal reflection and responses to literature and
music. It has its roots in 20th century modernism and is increasingly inspired
by Northern European abstract art.
With drawing as its foundation, my practice includes works in
various combinations of acrylic, watercolour, relief printing, ink and more
recently a return to photography and explorations of multi-media possibilities.
My practice sits in the liminal space between figuration, abstraction,
documentation and artefact.
I am interested in the nature of place and cycles in time. Key
strands include those places where we might stop, reflect or dwell; and those
that are in some way bridges or portals and are metaphors for transition from
one state to another. My responses to music and literature are linked to these
themes. They are a visual proposition for increased human connection to people
around us, and greater understanding of ourselves and our relationship to the world.
My work is almost always produced in dialogue, which opens
new creative avenues and helps me to refine my language. My ongoing
collaborations, such as with the poet Colin Pink, are a good example of this.
I am very happy to discuss exhibitions, commissions and other