Artist's Statement

By working intuitively through different processes and responses, a minds-eye image takes shape and the subject of each work comes into focus. A distillation of elements from landscape, the sea and natural history informs the scenes, structures and details that develop. Each work reveals itself gradually; the time invested in the making allows for discovery and change, leaving traces of this in the work. Often there are suggestions of forms perhaps glimpsed through a microscope or documented via a kind of botanical illustration. Subjects are often recorded on the move, perhaps receding or spinning; others assume a relationship where they are closely bound together as a group or in mid-flight with a partner; all inhabiting their own particular landscape.

I am also an arts educator and really enjoy engaging people from all backgrounds and ages in both the dynamic and intricate elements of landscape and natural forms through experimental and open-ended drawing, painting, printing-making, construction and assemblage activities; where the learner is at the heart of their learning experience. Please contact me for any workshop opportunities or needs you have - I am mobile and will respond to any space, indoors or outdoors.