My next planned exhibition is Artweeks 2023 when I will be part of a retrospective exhibition involving 24 artists who have shown their work with wocART in our 21 years at the West Oxford Community Centre.
The West Oxford Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023.
As an artist, I am largely self-taught: I took Art A-level but then read Classics at Oxford rather than going to Art school. I have drawn and painted throughout my life but much more so since my return to Oxford to live in 1998.
I love trying to capture people in action or engrossed in activity but I can be inspired by anything I see around me, particularly if it involves powerful forms, strong light and shade or strong emotions. Most of what I produce is representational: I like how the world around me looks too much to let go of it very often.
My current focus is on continuing and developing my work on the theme of "personal identity" inspired by personal experience and largely using my love of ancient Greek sculpture and art as a framework to help me explore difficult themes.
I currently work mainly in pastel, acrylic paint and collage but am starting to explore printing once again - although I may not have much to show on this before Summer 2023.