For Artweeks in May I will be opening up my studio along with many other artists at Ayres House Studios in Wallingford. I will continue working during that week on whatever I happen to be doing, sharing my work as an interdisciplinary arts practitioner, my creative processes and studio paraphernalia.
Some of my paintings have a background influence from growing up on the Isle of Wight exploring coast, plimsoll, plumb and horizon lines. There is a leveling effect to look as far as the eye can see. I think that's why I like walking, pottery or prioritising sound, it centres me in a similar way. My compositions are all processes of 'looking to be still' or 'to distil', whatever medium, form or subject I use, from painting, drawing, pottery, writing, recording or multi sensory installations and collections.
A small selection of studio pieces, limited edition prints and pottery will be available to purchase from my studio, as well as through the Ayres House Studios online gallery www.ayreshousestudios.co.uk/gallery
In the last 6 months I have been working on a clay community arts project called 'please handle with care', working with the public, schools, charities and care homes. I will be displaying and sharing some of the work produced and where this project goes next. There will be resources available for those who want to join in and become part of this project as it grows.
Full and up to date exhibit information will be available at www.ayreshousestudios.co.uk/artweeks-2022 and on our Artweeks venue listing.
Open Studios: May 14th-22nd 2022.
Opening hours: 11am-4.30pm Thurs/Sun and 11am-6pm Fri/Sat (Closed Mon/Tues/Weds).
Directions: Ayres Yard can be hard to spot from the road, turn in between the petrol station and ‘Keri' the Florist’ on Station Rd
Address: Ayres House Studios, Ayres Yard, Station Rd, Wallingford, OX10 0JZ
In 2017 I formed Adumbration Arts, to help provide opportunities for artists and members of the public to create, connect and collaborate and as an umbrella to continue my research and to teach. I am proud to say that in 2019 I set up Ayres House Studios, which provides myself and many others with a wonderful place to work. Alongside my studio practice and being a Mum to one boy and two spaniels, I am a sessional art tutor. Over my 18 years teaching, I have taught art in leisure, family learning, staff training and offender learning; working for The Manchester College, Milton Keynes college, Mind, Daler Rowney, Artsmart, BSUF and Bucks Adult learning.
I like to advocate people creating works of their own and enjoy teaching as part if what I do. I missed it due to the Covid-19 restrictions of the last couple of years and very glad to be teaching again.
I am currently studying for a diploma in counselling and previously studied at Oxford Brookes University, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College and Central Saint Martins.
On my Artweeks profile I share a little bit of everything in the hope of giving an overall impression of my practice as an artist. For any questions relating to my work please email me.
Painting, portrait and pottery commissions considered.