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Current painting experience

Recently, my work has undergone a seismic shift during Masters study at Salford University (2018 -2021) This has been sparked by the inheritance of my mother’s photos of the Greenham Common protest. The figures I was painting began to emerge and converge with the landscape in a state of flux and metamorphosis bridging the abstract and figurative. Painting is a portal or window into the imagination and expression of the artist. Having grown up in an environment of feminist protest: the body of work that I am currently creating reforges the expression, power, symbology and otherness inspired by the women’s protest movement of the twentieth century amidst the current upwelling of feminist protest.  The deep symbolism and powerful colour vibrancy of the work speak for different protests and the expression of women’s spirit of interconnectedness over time.

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The Red Gate Process

Witch Woman Life – The Red Gate
Red Gate on the kitchen table
Red Gate Figures
Red gate profile
Red acrylic dripping through charcoal
Red Gate mediums
Working with charcoal on acrylic
  • The Red Gate is one of the Greenham Gates associated with artists
  • “Witch Woman Life” I saw on a protest banner which resonated with my work
  • Working with unstretched canvas first horizontally and then vertically
  • Charcoal over acrylic paint
  • Red paint dripping through charcoal
  • Expressing the interconnectedness, power and struggle of the women
  • Re-visioning and taking ownership of the way women are portrayed