Artist Statement

I make art as a way to better understand who I am and what my place is in the world. Recently I have been fascinated by unexpected shifts in my thinking and feelings which have been brought about as a result of life events: I have been trying to make this tangible. 

I continue to be drawn to the uncanny relationship we have with dolls as a vehicle for exploring the human condition. Dolls are a powerful metaphor for the self: Our experiences and relationships. Narratives, at times initially ambiguous, are played out, often using dark humour to toy with the viewer’s emotions, associations and experiences.

 

I principally work in drawing and print where I am concerned with and passionate about testing the boundaries of the materials I am working with. I work intuitively and enjoy the process of making, the dialogue that comes from working and reworking and the richness of a layered surface that can be the result of honestly showing my ‘working out’. I enjoy not knowing what the outcome will be until I recognise I am looking at it. As a curious person I have a compelling desire to learn. This lies at the heart of each work I make.

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Recent Exhibitions

 

2022

  • Derby Print Open 2022: Banksmill Studios and Dubrek Studios, Derby.

  • SFSA Drawing Open: No Format Gallery, Second Floor Studios, Deptford.

  • 'The Pull of the Print', Printmakers Council: Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent.

  • RBSA Print Prize Exhibition: RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.

2021

  • Ty Pawb Print International: Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Wales.

  • ‘Mirror Mirror On The Wall’: The House Of Smalls, online exhibition.

  • Refresh Art Award: AMP Gallery, Peckham, London. 

  • ‘The Marks We Make’: The Curator’s Salon, online exhibition.

  • ‘Familiar Strangers’, Vacant Museum, online exhibition.

  • The Derby Print Open: online exhibition.

  • ‘The Natural World’: Printmakers Council online exhibition.

2020

  • ING Discerning Eye: Online exhibition.

  • ‘Art Unlocked’: Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, London.

  • ‘Colour’: Printmakers Council online exhibition.

  • ‘Time’. HLSI and the Printmakers Council: Highgate Gallery, London.

2019 

  • ‘Spaghetti Intaglio’: Richmond Art School, London.

  • The Masters: Relief: Bankside Gallery, London.

  • The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: Royal Arsenal, London.

  • ‘Land, Sea, Sky’: Printmakers Council at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.

  • ‘In The Gallery: South London Printmaking Exhibition’: Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, London.

  • Refresh Art Award: 5th Base Gallery. Brick Lane, London.

  • 4th Red Dot Mini Print Exhibition, a touring exhibition.

  • ‘Alchemy’: 54 The Gallery. Shepherd Market, London.