This body of work is based on the work of the imagination. It explores possibilities – a light shining through the darkness, perhaps a way forward, a sign of hope and promise; incomplete drawings of young people still developing, (where will they go? how will they respond and be shaped by the world in which they live?); experimental charcoal drawings from tiny paper bags, emerging out of quick, gestural movements and worked on until something more abstracted emerges and which may even bear some resemblance to the human form; experimental work in mixed media – landscapes of the mind – do they exist somewhere?
Nothing is certain and these works have no answers. They are thoughts transcribed into a visual language and explored. I hope that the resulting body of work invites the viewer to respond in an individual and inventive way.
My work is drawing based and as well as employing more traditional methods, also explores the interaction of a variety of materials.
Coming from a background as a professional cellist, I subsequently did a B.A. Fine Art (hons) and now work from my studio in Oxford. I have exhibited locally and nationally and have undertaken business and ecclesiastical commissions. Through teaching, I enjoy encouraging creativity in others and have also led community projects in Oxon, Bucks and Tamil Nadu, India.