I explore two themes through my paintings and drawings – the shapes and colours of the landscape around the Waveney Valley, often captured in winter when the bones of the landscape are more evident. And a more complex theme that addresses displacement, dispossession and loss. With these I incorporate fragments of old maps as a base for charcoal drawing and then encase them in encaustic wax. The half-hidden tracks and contour lines speak of places remembered and left behind, borders, barriers, the past and a network of life-lines etched onto the faces of these dispossessed people. I hope to create a connection between viewer and viewed, to stimulate a conversation, or at least internal reflection, about those who have been uprooted. I have been an active member of Harleston & Waveney Art Trail (HWAT) Collective since 2014.
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