Country: United Kingdom
City: Hebden bridge
Industry: Fine Art
Professional Title: MA
Specialties: Abstract painting, Abstract landscape, Monotypes

- About -

I graduated from the BA hons Fine Art:Painting course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 and from the MA in Fine Art at MMU in 2001. Since that time I have exhibited in solo and group shows all over the North of England, Europe and the USA. My practice has spanned: painting, drawing and printmaking, photography and video, performance and installation. Now living in West Yorkshire after moving from the city of Manchester, I have been concentrating on painting and hand-produced monoprints for the past three years.
I draw inspiration from the landscape around me and places I visit, working intuitively on abstract landscape which sometimes incorporate figures: flying and swimming (two of my favourite themes). I like to explore materials to paint on: glass and perspex, wood, slate and marble which add texture to my works and I often prints from the paintings to create experimental works. I work with bold, expressive colour and marks to create texture and emotion. I like to create playful energetic uplifting works which 'dance'. I am also a Yoga teacher which feeds its prana and energy into my work.