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I am interested in creating intriguing spaces where tales can unfold or mood and atmosphere can be felt. I generally work in oils or mixed media, overlaying marks and colour, sometimes integrating collage to create texture and interest. This fascination with drama, storytelling and performance continues to inform my work.
I have recently graduated with distinction in MA in Painting at Coventry University. This is building on my previous BA Hons in Theatre Design and has led me to work in large scale. I am developing new work out of a cache of found images spanning many decades, and which I keep by me to conjure a sense of the strange, the uncanny. Accepted reality skewed.
Figures I am drawn to are hard to assign. They are androgynous and have something of the Fae about them. They are the flash in the corner of our eye, an image not quite registered, the shadow that flickers behind a half closed door.
I have lived in Brunei Darussalam and Kazakhstan, exhibiting in Brunei, Malaysia and the UK, and have travelled extensively around South East Asia.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in my work, or would simply like to know more about my practice. I am also happy to discuss commissions.
03 exhibitions and projects
2020 - 2022
I was exploring and enquiring into 'mysterious territories' - the Mind's internal worlds. I am questioning perceived truth, the inaccuracy of memory, and reality as a construct.
I was seeking the elusive space between conscious and unconscious, between absence and presence, the internal places we wander when the tenuous thread of sanity breaks.
Hope I was invited, with 19 other artists, to respond to a sound piece called Hope Central and to exhibit at General Office gallery, Stourbridge.
poArtry A three-month project based on collaboration between pairs of visual artists and poets, resulting in new work and an exhibition.
FacetoFace A year-long project bringing 30 artists together in six streams, responding to the theme of Penda, last pagan king of England. A supporting publication was produced and the final works were toured.
A two-month project making experimental responses combining environment and music.
16-30.10 Hope project, General Office Gallery, Stourbridge
11-30.10 Wet Paint show by 6 MA graduates, LTB Gallery, Coventry
19.05-22.09 West Midlands Open, New Art Gallery, Walsall
24.03.22 Long-listed for Jackson's Painting Prize
01.12-14.01 Worcester Open, The ArtHouse, Worcester
31.01-09.02 PoArtry exhibition, NAC, Wolverhampton
13-22.09 AW Autumn Show, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire
30.08-08.09 FacetoFace project tour, General Office gallery, Stourbridge
15-30.06 Warwickshire Open Studios, Artists Workhouse, Studley
04.06-07.07 Face to Face project tour, Canwood Gallery, Checkley, Herefordshire
06-14.04 Face to Face project tour, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire
01-10.03 AW Spring Show, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire
-24.02 Coventry Biennial Open Competition, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
08.12- Coventry Biennial Open Competition, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
12.10-04.12 Anchor Gallery @Warehouse Café, Birmingham
28.09-06.10 AW Members Exhibition, Little Buckland Gallery, Cotswolds
05-31.08 CC Summer Exhibition, Gunmakers Arms
23.06-01.07 Balance AW Open, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire
13.04-10.05 What Does Art Say? Anchor Gallery @Peel & Stone, Harborne, Birmingham
29.03-23.06 Four Women, 1000 Trades, Frederick St, Birmingham
28.03-03.06 Blue Butterfly Gallery, Solihull, West Midlands
19.02-11.03 Almost Spring, Gunmakers Arms, Bath St, Birmingham
29.10-03.03 Blue Butterfly Gallery, Solihull, West Midlands
30.06-31.07 Jazz Geometries -1, Courtyard Gallery, Winterbourne House, Birmingham
27.06-10.07 CC Summer Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, The Core, Solihull, West Midlands
03.05-03.07 JaneandRuth, Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, Birmingham
06.09-28.10 Exchange, CHAS@Moseley Exchange Gallery, Birmingham
02.07 Drawing to Jazz pop up exhibition, Eastside Studios, Birmingham
09-15.05 Postcard art, Preston Street Union @Exeter Artweek, Exeter
14-30.04 Art Yard Open, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands
18.07-06.09 CHAS Summer Show, MAC, Birmingham
Winter Open, Courtyard Gallery, Hertford