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Biography & Exhibitions

I use mixed media to investigate personal concerns or current events.

In my current work I am responding to my experience, bringing out the layers beneath the surface appearance - political, social, cultural, psychological and spiritual. I show people and environments, ensuring that the image and composition are strong enough to carry multiple interpretations. I play with perception, encouraging the viewer to invent a narrative or imagine further contexts.  

I depict people, landscape, still life or interiors, using the image as a starting point for investigation.

I juxtapose unusual images, playing with perception, inviting the viewer to look more closely, invent a narrative or imagine further contexts. How the viewer understands the image is affected by other influences - current emotion, expectations, previous experience and so on. Often the title sums up the process.

Using watercolour, oil, acrylic and collage, I develop ideas from photos I have taken or images from newspapers and magazines.

Recently I have focused on mixed media, adding parts of found images in magazines and newspapers to a gouache painting to develop surprising or strange elements. 

EXHIBITIONS:

Forthcoming Exhibition

Colour & Form, London Painters and Sculptors Group, The Strand Gallery,  32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP,  3-8 October 2017

Previous Exhibitions:

Seeing Red, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG  31 January - 12 February 2017

Land Marks, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 12-18 September 2016

Place and Space, Espacio Galley, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 14 - 20 September 2015

NLAN Group Exhibition, The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP November 2015, 10-15 November 2015

Urban Angles, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 9-16 August 2015

Points of View, Espacio Galley, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, 22  - 28 Oct 2014. Private View 23 Oct 7-9pm

NLAN Group Show  2014, Camdem Image Art Gallery, 174 College St, London NW1 0SP,31 Oct - 2 Nov. Private View Oct 30 7-9.30pm.

Essence Art Exhibition, Fri 11 Oct 2013, Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, London, W1W 6JJ

The Bank at Eye, Suffolk, September - October 2013

Insight Art, 122 - 128 Lancaster Rd, New Barnet, London EN4 8AL , 22 - 23 June 2013  

Tudor House Studio & Gallery, Sawbridgeworth,2nd July - 14th July 2012

Art Van Go, 9th Mar - 8th Apr 2011 Stevenage Road
Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6AN

17@insight, 26/27 November 2011  www.insight-art.co.uk/seventeen.php

Wingfields Arts Centre, Suffolk 2010, 2011

Benington Art Exhibition 2011

Barnet Guild of Artists, High Barnet 2010

 

Teaching/Art Related work


Certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy: Crawley College, 1992

 

Regular Therapeutic Art Sessions at Body and Soul, HIV Charity 2013 - present

 

Mentoring at the Refugee Therapy Centre including visual work, 2012 - 2013

 

Led Art Therapy Workshop at Highgate Newtown Community Centre, N195DO 9 Jun 2012

 

 

 

 

Biography & Exhibitions