ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always been fascinated by how humans and nature interact and my art explores the processes that result from this dynamic relationship. In the all too often angry conversation between nature and humans, people can be too keen to praise immaculate facades and to attempt to silence the rust, rot and decay of daily life, but ever-changing nature will always have the loudest voice and, despite our efforts, we too leave telling marks of the scratches and scrapes of our lives.

The pavements we tread, the walls we lean on and the doors we walk through every day are in a continual state of evolution. Paint peels, wood rots, metal rusts and the processes of nature dominate. My art celebrates these processes and the layers of past they reveal.

At Winchester School of Art I first began to explore this interaction whilst studying BA Hons Textile Art. This influenced my exploration of materials and indulged my fascination with textures and layers in my work. My studies included a period of textile training and exhibition in Japan. After which I travelled extensively gaining inspiration from the may places I visited.

 

 

On returning to Cornwall I joined the thriving Old Bakery Studios. Being part of this artistic community has given me an excellent base to explore and develop my practice.

My work has been seen around the world, featuring in exhibitions in Japan, America and Europe.

2017 has seen acclaim for my work grow, starting with the International Biennale and leading to an exhibition in the Bazemore Gallery in Philadelphia; becoming a gallery artist at Artwave West, in Dorset; and exhibiting in Hove, as well as throughout Cornwall .