At the heart of my work is drawing, having drawn obsessively since childhood. Since studying sculpture at Art School it has since developed into a combination of illustration, sculptural relief and linear sculpture which is achieved with wire as the line can be taken off the page and into space.
I am fascinated by humanity and our psychology. The enduring theme that runs through my work is how we relate; with ourselves, loved ones, the wider community, and all life.
More recently I have been making explorations into our thoughts, how thoughts can give rise to feelings of entrapment and paralysis through fears and anxiety. How we can get stuck with stories we think define us. Then ultimately, the pursuit of freedom from thought.
I use symbols of the natural world, human, animal, bird and plant life to represent the different aspects of our inner selves, primarily the tension between the ‘enlightened’ or ‘free’ self, and the pull of our ego with its enticing endless chatter, often negative, illusionary and binding.
It also alludes to our inter-connectedness with all forms of life, where, especially in the western world we increasing separate ourselves from nature.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 1996 - BA Hons, Sculpture - Fine Art, School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh. - Foundation, Art Therapy, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.
2016 - Aug -Dec. Commission. Installation on 3 panels for 'Ideal networks ltd' Stroudley Rd, Brighton Station.
2016 - April 29th-June 5th. Joint Exhibition. 'Season of Grace' Galleri Plan B, Varendsgaten 14, Vaxjo, Sweden.
2011 - current. Full time mother and personal development of artwork in studio..
Exhibitions 2009-10 -, Hubert gallery, 1046 Madison Avenue, New York, US.
2009 - Album artwork. Wild Beasts, 'Two Dancers', Domino Records.
2007 -Exhibition and ongoing representative, Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte St London W1T 4PU
Art Fairs with Woolff Gallery 2007-2011- Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea. - ArtChicago, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago. - London Art Fair, Isington Business Centre, London. - Toronto International art fair, North Building, Toronto -,
Affordable Art Fairs 2006-2012 New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bristol.
2004 - The proper study of mankind, Museum of Modern Art, Wales