Born in Canada, 1970. Lives and works in East Anglia. My current body of work is the result of an artistic career that has spanned two decades. In the late 80’s I attended St Martins College London, where I studied a degree in fashion design. It was there that I became interested in loosely illustrating the human figure using richly textured, irregular shaped surfaces. My parents both studied sculpture at the Royal Academy in the late 60’s. My mother has since become an abstract painter.
My art inspirations come largely from 20th century modern artists and art from a diverse range of cultures and historical perspectives. In my paintings I often explore the relationship between the object and its environment. My work is autobiographical and uses colourful images and objects set in abstracted patterned environments going back to an early interest in Japanese art (flat shapes, controlled lines) combined with expressive superimposed detail. My father’s sculptures have been a fascination to me throughout my childhood and adult life and often feature within figurative compositions, with angular lines providing structure. Texture is created using mixed media in many of my works on paper. This involves layering collage, wax resist, batik, ink, oil and pastels, more recently simply using paint. I observe the world around me with passion and interpret it spontaneously. The content of my work reflects some of the concerns of Cubism and elements of Post Impressionism and Expressionism.
Since 1996 I have exhibited work in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art, Maymie White Gallery London and Collier and Bristow Gallery London. Since 2004 I have exhibited through Art Walks, Loveone, and have work in the collections of many local patrons. Since 2007 my work has been represented by the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich, Suffolk and since 2009 at Hatfield Hines Gallery in Holt, Norfolk. I have also recently exhibited at the Art Fusion Gallery in Miami Florida. …Read More
ART EDUCATION:1999-2000 Goldsmiths College of Art and Design, London1989-1992 Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London1988-1989 Kent Institute of Art and Design, MaidstoneGROUP EXHIBITIONS:2011/10/09/08/07 Artone Contemporary, John Russell Gallery, Suffolk
2010/09 Hatfield Hines Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
2009 Art Fusion Gallery, Miami
2006 Love One, Ipswich
2004/5 Art Walks, Ipswich
1997 Collier and Bristow Gallery, London
1996 Maymie White Gallery, London
1996 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:2010 Hatfield Hines Gallery, Holt, Norfolk.2009 John Russell Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk2008 John Russell Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk2007 Burson- Marsteller, London,…Read More