I am a contemporary artist living and working in East Sussex and London. My practice centres around printmaking, sculpture and installation. I enjoy the material processes in printmaking and visually, I'm fascinated with the circle - a form, symbol or shape that often feature in my work. An arts residency in China had a profound impact on my use of intense colours and luminous or iridescent pigments. In printmaking, I create abstract images that draw on the energy and movement within the printing process itself. To this end, I've concentrated on monotype screen-printing – a way of creating images that exists somewhere between painting and printing. The technique that I have developed provokes an exciting tension within the process, as painting and printing layers of wet on wet ink means there is always a risk of pushing the work to the edge of collapse.
For three-dimensional pieces and installations, as well as creating original forms, I also work with a whole cast of mundane materials - from tissue paper to broken glass, plastic bags to copper tube. I'm curious about the emotions and sensations that seemingly 'low value' materials and objects provoke. I am interested in the shifting possibilities and potential of revealing something new and meaningful within them. By physically assembling, manipulating and reworking them, I re-charge those things that simmer in the background of our everyday to discover new sculptural forms that challenge our understanding of the familiar and our responses to the strange.
Following a successful career as a producer /director in broadcast television, I decided to follow my dream to become an artist. After completing my BA Honours Degree at Camberwell College of Art and Design I went on to gain a post-graduate degree in Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London.
|Red Mansion Art Prize||Red Mansion Foundation||Winner|