Biography & Exhibitions
I use mixed media to investigate personal concerns or current events.
In my current work I am exploring my response to the current situation in UK and beyond, bringing out the layers beneath the surface appearance - political, social, psychological and cultural. I show people and environments, ensuring that the image and composition are strong enough to carry multiple interpretations.I play with perception, encouraging the viewer to invent a narrative or imagine further contexts.
I depict people in a landscape, still life or interiors, using the image as a starting point for investigation.
I juxtapose unusual images, playing with perception, inviting the viewer to look more closely, invent a narrative or imagine further contexts.How the viewer understands the image is affected by other influences - current emotion, expectations, previous experience and so on. Often the title sums up the process.
Using watercolour, oil, acrylic and collage, I develop ideas from photos I have taken or images from newspapers and magazines.
Recently I have focused on mixed media, adding parts of found images in magazines and newspapers to a gouache painting to develop surprising or strange elements.
Colour & Form, London Painters and Sculptors Group, The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP, 3-8 October 2017
Seeing Red, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG 31 January - 12 February 2017
Land Marks, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 12-18 September 2016
Place and Space, Espacio Galley, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 14 - 20 September 2015
NLAN Group Exhibition, The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP November 2015, 10-15 November 2015
Urban Angles, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 9-16 August 2015
Points of View, Espacio Galley, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 22 - 28 Oct 2014. Private View 23 Oct 7-9pm
NLAN Group Show 2014, Camdem Image Art Gallery, 174 College St, London NW1 0SP,31 Oct - 2 Nov. Private View Oct 30 7-9.30pm.
Essence Art Exhibition, Fri 11 Oct 2013, Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, London, W1W 6JJ
The Bank at Eye, Suffolk, September - October 2013
Insight Art, 122 - 128 Lancaster Rd, New Barnet, London EN4 8AL , 22 - 23 June 2013
Tudor House Studio & Gallery, Sawbridgeworth,2nd July - 14th July 2012
Art Van Go, 9th Mar - 8th Apr 2011 Stevenage Road
Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6AN
Wingfields Arts Centre, Suffolk 2010, 2011
Benington Art Exhibition 2011
Barnet Guild of Artists, High Barnet 2010
Teaching/Art Related work
Certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy: Crawley College, 1992
Regular Therapeutic Art Sessions at Body and Soul, HIV Charity 2013 - present
Mentoring at the Refugee Therapy Centre including visual work, 2012 - 2013
Led Art Therapy Workshop at Highgate Newtown Community Centre, N195DO 9 Jun 2012