Working with a range of materials I develop surfaces through sensory expressions, that evolve into landscapes. These become dynamic and intimate works that emerge from gestural mark-making and experimentation with pigments and grounds.
Landscapes are documented through sketches on-site with charcoal and pencil in combination with natural materials. I also make minor interventions with natural materials at the site to get in touch with the environment that I am working with.
Returning to the studio I begin working on Fabriano paper or pastel paper using materials gathered from the landscape including feathers, clay, mud and leaves, adding studio materials and pigments including Bideford Black, Shellac and Gesso leading me to build an expression of my experience in the landscape.
In many of the works glimpses of natural pigments and marks made with found materials can be discovered. This element of the creative process is key to witnessing a feeling of the landscape.
Exhibitions and Publications.
“Friendship and Community” curated by Frances Christie, Virtual exhibition Outside In, 2020
Awards, Media and Press
Featured in quarterly magazine “Artists responding to” issue 3 July 2022.
Outside In Artist of the Month March 2022
Sketch social artist of the month April 2022.
Art from Heart artists of the month June 2022
2014 Human Detritus. Solo exhibition, Birdwood, Totnes.
2012 Expressive Feedback. Joint exhibition, Crowcombe.
2012 Solo exhibition, Birdwood, Totnes.
2010 Unframed. Solo exhibition, Birdwood, Totnes.
Work appeared in on line magazine Quarantzine issues 1 to 4 Gaada Projects CIC 2020. https://www.gaada.org/quarantzine
Work featured in Personaland (web-based global village for arts and culture) New York based, 2020.