Born in London 1969.
English and Art BA hons (first class) - Brunel University
MA Creative Writing - Bath Spa University
I am an artist and writer. My focus is on making small scale paintings and monoprint drawings. I've a particular interest in the dynamics of line and mark-making. Narrative is an important element in my work, with a delight in ambiguity. Chance, improvisation, fleeting moments, seeing things within layers, finding the unexpected - these are all things that matter to me as I make work each day. I experiment, keep sketchbooks and scrapbooks of ideas, learning through experience.
Most recently I have felt a need to move forward and challenge myself to make work that I wholeheartedly enjoy - I am working toward this.
My earlier work involved textiles and I continue to explore ideas with stitch, as and when new projects come about.
My main daily focus is making visual work yet I still find time to write. My poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies over the years. Most recently I have had poems in The Rialto, the UK's 'best publication'. I received an Eric Gregory award from the Society of Authors in 1996.
exhibitions - where else to see/buy my work
2018 - a future solo exhibition in the works with details to follow
NOV/DEC - Atelier 51 newly opened gallery space in Brighton - a small selection of my work available
OCT onwards - find my wotk available at the online gallery The Edition Shop
OCT 22nd - 31st December - Oriel Myrddin gallery - Makers Market
JULY - A Group Gathering - group show of textile works at Unit Twelve 30th June - 27th August
APRIL - JULY Kiosk Project, York - still life works on display
MAY - Atelier 51 open studio Brighton - guest artist for open house month
JULY - making connections - group show at Sun Pier House gallery, Kent
July - A Group Gathering: The Shirt Collar Project at Shell House Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire