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I am a visual artist who grew up in London and I have three complimentary components to my practice.

Intrigued by the anonymity and isolation that living in a city imposes on people I respond to my urban surroundings by creating hand-pulled Solarplate™etchings.

In comparison, my oil paintings express a romantic, utopian notion of the land. The landscapes are often quiet and devoid of modernity and people. The paintings allow the viewers to reflect, and ultimately accept moments of personal solitude.

The third element of my practice pulls the other two elements together and consist of sculptural, architectural forms which are often more conceptual in nature.

Originally trained in Furnishing Textiles and Interior Design I pursued an alternative career before returning to the arts. Returning from living in the USA for several years I embarked on further studies in advanced printmaking. In 2018 I extended my studies further by completing an MA in Fine Art Printmaking, with Distinction. This period of study enabled me to experiment further with wood cut printmaking techniques and fine art installation.

Alongside her practice I am an Artist Facilitator at , teach oil painting and printmaking privately, and I mentor students studying for academic exams. I participate regularly on art competition judging panels and I am the Lead Panellist for The City Art Book series, founded by Emma Bennett.

Commissioned work include many pieces for Cambridge, Beechdale Homes, Laragh Homes and more recently a print commission for the new Cambridge Building Society central offices.

My Cambridge Walkabout original Solarplate™etchings can be found exclusively at Cambridge Contemporary Art.

Residency

From October 2019 until April 2020 I was awarded a place on the AA2A residency program. I am working with Visual Artist Cathy Faithfull on a contemporary art collaboration (eARTh) investigating our human relationship with the changing landscape. This project, however is on hold until the end of 2021.

 

 

Representation

Cambridge Contemporary Art represent me and they have full exclusive rights to her Cambridge Walkabout range of Solarplate etchings.

 

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