I have always loved being creative; painting, drawing, making and alike (I had a serious paper mâché addiction at the age of 8, nothing was safe from being covered!). Art took a backseat after my school years, as I pursued my passion for Physics. I studied the subject at university; going on to do an experimental physics PhD and working in the Space Industry. It wasn’t until I stopped working, to stay at home and look after my children, that I started wanting to create for the sake of creating once again.
For Artweeks this year, I am showing some of my work based on the idea of Collections and Treasures. These are all ink pen and coloured pencil drawings - I love mark making - if I could just doodle all day, that would be paradise! In terms of subject matter, science and nature are my inspirations. In particular, entomology collections - not just for their beauty but for their sense of history. Another obsession of mine is analogue electronics; from single components to panels of gauges, dials and switches once used to control some machine or facility. Again it is the sense of history and in many cases, real aesthetic beauty of the object or objects that is exciting - for example, the first vacuum tube components had wonderful hand blown glass tubes. For me, a collection of beetles or a collection of analogue switches and dials, evoke very much the same fascination - that’s why you will find both, and more in between, in the exhibition.