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ARTIST STATEMENT

My interest and fascination of our relationships with both our natural and man-made landscapes, and their abstractions – helps to inform and evolve my work and ideas.

My work is often about spaces and horizons, borders and limitations, and how these juxtapositions each form and help define our individual approach, and interpretations, to the world around us – both visual and emotional, and their interconnectedness.

ABOUT

Whilst at school I always wanted to be 'an artist'. Cue reality, and the fact I love food, wine and travel – I decided to set off on the path of Graphic Design, becoming a Magazine Art Director working across some high profile brands. During this time, I literally didn't pick up a drawing pencil or paintbrush for over 20 years.

Feeling restrained by the confines of the publishing industry, I have then spent the past few years working primarily as a realism pencil artist – whilst this bought me a recalibration, I have still felt boundaries working within that style.

 

I am currently exploring the freedom that abstract and abstract landscape painting is bringing, and the way in which we each have our own unique interpretation on an experience, and how this challenges and questions our existence.

EDUCATION

College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Sydney

University of Canberra. Canberra
Central St. Martins. London

INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION

Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and finally my incredibly patient Art Teachers at school – Mrs Best and Mrs Randall – thank you.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022

Society of Graphic Fine Art : The Drawing Society 
101st Annual Open Exhibition
May 17-21. Mall Galleries, The Mall. London

 

2021

Society of Women Artists 
160th Annual Open Exhibition (Online due to covid)

 

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation  
Wildlife Artist of the Year – Finalist (Online due to covid)

Artists for Painted Dogs and other Wildlife Commended Finalist

PRESS

2022

The World of Interiors : Artistic Impressions
January, FebruaryMarch Issues