I am interested in exploring light and darkness, movement and space, responding to the meditative and restorative potential of time spent being in nature. My drawings, paintings and prints are inspired by places and developed in series or as installations, representing the way I experience landscape - not just looking at it, but moving through it, being in it. I enjoy combining traditional disciplines with more experimental processes, developing abstracted landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes, working predominantly in black and white.
My studio is based in Carisbrooke, on the Isle of Wight. Alongside my studio practice I regularly teach classes online and studio-based workshops in South London. I also work as a visiting tutor and visiting artist, developing a wide range of educational, collaborative and community arts projects with adults and children of all ages, in primary and secondary schools, libraries, galleries and as part of arts festivals.
I graduated in 2003 with BA Hons in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, completed postgraduate teacher training in 2004 at the London Arts Consortium and MA Fine Art in 2007 at City & Guilds of London Art School. In 2009-2010 I was Artist in residence at University for the Creative Arts as part of the Artists Access to Art Colleges scheme. In 2013 I was Artist Researcher Educator in residence at the Centre for Arts and Learning and Visiting Tutor on the MA Artist Teacher and Contemporary Practices course at Goldsmiths, University of London.