I am a visual artist working in a studio overlooking the misty Pennine Hills in the North of England. I have traveled widely in Spain, Portugal and South America, where the intense luminosity of colour has profoundly influenced my artwork. Where I am now, the kaleidoscopic, sweeping Pennine light effects seismic and subtle changes within my process.
I have always painted and my paintings tend to emerge from the surface of the canvas in an intuitive process. I work mainly in acrylics on canvas, for the jewel-like colour, flexibility, versatility and the quick drying time between layers of paint – of which there are many. I consider this my core practice.
In recent years, however, my work has been metamorphosing and now involves painting and aspects of print-making. It is an evolving process and I am currently working on unstretched canvas with the legacy, symbolism and power of the women’s protest movements; with a particular focus on Greenham Common inspired by my mother’s experience and the inheritance of her photos and writings.
Over time my work has intersected with dreams, visions, symbols, archetypes, myths, ancient history, nature, memory and perception which can be explored on the portfolio page below.
Painting is a transformative process.
Painting is a portal into the imagination; a mirror to the soul.
Art is Freedom.
MA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, University of Salford, 2021.
MA (Hons) Hispanics, University of Glasgow, 1998.