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About Me 

I am one of the founding members of the Knighton Lane Artists studios and Leicester Print Workshop.My work has been selected for a number of exhibitions including:Pushing Print Margate and A4 Printmakers.My granite embossed print is at The Curve Theatre Leicester.

As artist in residance at Loughborough University I contributed to a show at Chanwood Museum.

I have been interviewed about the relationship my artwork has with the surrounding countryside in the BBC Radio 4 programme “ Open Country”.

To maintain my arts practice I have earned a living working with people,managing exhibition spaces and delivering creative workshops.I worked at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery as Arts Education coordinator and The City Gallery Leicester as exhibitions officer. I am currently working on an Arts Council funded  project entitled The Hedge.The Hedge Project involves the production of a new body of artwork that focuses on the hedge as a personal metaphore.I am exploring in more depth the symbolism and imagery of hedges as boarders,boundaries,edges and horizons. This ongoing project will culminate in 2018 with exhibitions at Nottingham University Wallner Gallery, Leicester Print Workshop and Kettering Museum and Art Gallery.

The Work

I live in an area surrounded by forests and fields, the changing colours,seasons and atmospheres that ebb and flow through the hedges and hills are my pallet.

I move the shapes and patterns I see into the abstract, whilst trying to convey a range of emotional textures that reflect my life and experiences.

Horizons,edges,hills,summits and lines that show signs of habitation are all found in my work with symbolic and metaphorical associations.

I combine colours and processes in the same way as you would see a geological build up of the land. It is for me a mapping of a place, a moment in time.

Images reveal themselves through a range of media. A continual engagement and fascination with printmaking processes alongside textiles, painting, ceramics and digital images.

Each process evokes a different sensibility and a different way of seeing.

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