Artist on the Isle of Wight
I live and work on the Isle of Wight where the sea surrounds me. This physical and geographical fact is the reason I’m so interested in ‘fluidity’.
I’m taking the word fluidity loosely to mean connection, mutability, ways of thinking and the possibility of things unknown. The paintings explore my ideas and questions about reality; through colour, space and contrast. I’ve practised yoga and meditation for many years, and this also informs my art.
My process oscillates between deliberation and relinquishing control. I like to experiment with art materials. I love the power of changeability and impermanence and the plasticity of paint; I’m interested in what it can do, and where it can take you.
About my art environment
As an artist, I observe, sketch and gather inspiration from my island environment working on paintings outside, as a direct response to being in the natural environment, also back in the studio.
My artwork is in collections in the UK and overseas. I also work to commission.
Central St Martins B.A Hons 1988-1991
Southampton University art foundation
Group Show, Sound Seekers 60th Anniversary Celebration Bankside Gallery London
Quay Open, Biennale, Isle of Wight
Group show, Kent
Group show, West Kensington
Art for Calm Space – a joint presentation with my sister to honour the passing of our Mother, Kent
Summer Open Studios, in Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Painting, developing work
Quay Open Biennale, group show, Isle of Wight
Painted, developing work
Adult education art teaching: abstract art.
Yoga and meditation teaching and running retreats.
Investigating creativity, psychology and meditation, through personal practice, teaching and attending silent retreats.