I am a multi-disciplinary artist based in Norwich, with a focus on painting, mixed media work on paper and sculpture.
My first degree was in Three-dimensional Design, where I specialized in Glass, and my MA looked at Arts in a Social Context, which explored the role of art in the public realm.
I exhibit regularly in the region and beyond, as well as teaching Art, Design & Crafts part-time.
My practice reflects three broad themes: the function/non-function of objects, fading memories of journeys through places and spaces, and the transience of our personal habitats/environments. The rituals and constructed narratives (or ‘imagined histories’) we create around all of these fascinate me, together with our need to attach and reinforce our (perhaps false) identities to specific objects and places.
As I originally trained as a sculptor, I love the physicality, context and provenance of materials. Employing materials to achieve balance, whilst conveying tension and energy – a dialogue between fragility and strength – is something I strive for. I lean towards historic and contemporary architectural forms, shapes, structures and silhouettes, often dismantling these to create evocative negative spaces.