"Emovere 3" 2010
oil & Gesso on canvas
180 x 180 cm
"Moments of Varying Speed" 2011
oil & household paint on canvas
122 x 153 cm
"Contours of Feeling 3" 2011
pencil, fine liner& paint marker on paper
96 x 126 cm
"Contours of Feeling Through Shadow 2" 2011
pencil & paint marker on prepared paper
96 x 126 cm
My practice centres on themes of movement and change, light and dark,order and chaos. I like the way nature can reflect or effect our emotions; how mist passes and disperses to show intense clarity, where shadows shift and emotions change. The word "emotion" comes from the Latin "emovere", meaning "disturbance" or "disruption". I persue this idea in my drawings and paintings through creating structured working systems then disrupting them, sometimes selecting colours and directional marks by the roll of a dice. Order and control give way to spontaneity and chance.
Postgraduate Diploma in Painting – City and Guilds of London Art School 2008- 2010
BA Hons Fine Art Bristol Polytechnic 1988 – 1991
Foundation Art Wimbledon School of Art 1987 – 1988
I have shown in many art venues over the years, in central London and further afield. I have participated in many group shows, (open submissions and as an invited artist), as well as having had several solo shows. I teach part time in community venues to both adults and children in the London Borough of Hounslow and am very active in the local community, often writing articles for the local magazine with relevant art news etc. I currently have a studio in The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green, which I moved into after having completed my post graduate diploma last year. Since having my base here, I participated in the open studio this November and transformed the space into a curated exhibition
Having a piece of work hung and sold at”The Summer Exhibition” Royal Academy of Art 2007
Curating an exhibition in 2007 “Colour Connections” at The Fovea Gallery in Harrow .
Planning and participating in “open House” events and working with other artists
Managing to keep creating and developing my work over the years through difficulties and finding ways of keeping going and surviving!