This year I will be opening my Garden Studio for the first time. In there I will be exhibiting a new series of larger abstract paintings which will be on sale alongside a range of smaller pieces.
The inspiration for my work comes from multiple sources including scripture, literature, landscape and the natural world. My work is process driven, my paintings are developed through multiple layers, addition and subtraction, and are experimental and exploratory, I am drawn to ideas of mystery and meaning, fascinated by surface, texture and depth. My painting are always informed by my surroundings and inner life, yet are primarily abstract, leaving the viewer to engage with each painting on multiple levels.
I followed a path from school to Art Foundation to Graphic Design at Liverpool School of Art, then I worked for over two decades as a designer in both print and screen, also studying an MA in Design & Digital Media. I loved my work but began to really miss the hands on nature of art and design - so when I took a career break to be at home with my daughter it was the perfect opportunity to began something new, and began experimenting with acrylics. In 2020 I began painting professionally, and now practice from my garden studio.