BA Hons, MA Hons, ARBSA
I have been creating art for many years, responding to a range of influences from the world around me. Sometimes these are social issues such as homelessness, war, isolation, domestic violence and work/life balance. At other times I have worked on a series of landscape images exploring atmosphere, light, moods and memories of landscape experienced when travelling abroad or in the UK. Through my choice of subject matter, composition, colour and mark making I have aimed to convey the intensity of my feelings to others.
I work with various printmaking processes including etching, monotype, collagraph and lino. I also love sketching outdoors and working with oil paint in the studio. I enjoy the excitement in pursuing an idea through these means.
I studied History of Art at Edinburgh University and also have a degree in Printmaking from Wolverhampton University. I have been the successful recipient of two Arts Council grants, one of which involved researching and printmaking on Route 66 in New Mexico and Arizona, USA.
In 2017 I had an etching ‘On bare mountain’ selected by the Victoria and Albert Museum for their permanent collection. I also won the WSA Elsie Holland Prize for outstanding work. My drypoint ‘From here to there’ is held in the Printmakers Council archives and it was chosen to appear in the artuk.org site’s database for UK public art collections. In 2018 an etching of mine was on show at the Mall Galleries London when I was a shortlisted artist for Artist of the Year Award.
In 2018 I was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA). I regularly exhibit at the RBSA and further afield.