I grew up in Cambridge and went to art school in Cambridge, Devon and London. I have worked as an arts administrator and art therapist, amongst other things. I have been exhibiting regularly since the early 80’s and I have taken part in open studios in London and in Suffolk. I moved from Shepherds Bush to Bungay on 31st August 2012 – a red letter day – and now I play happily in my studio in Suffolk.
My father was a mathematician who grappled with abstract concepts and my mother was an artist. I think I have inherited something from both parents. I use many different printmaking techniques including drypoint, lino, collagraph and monoprint. I am not particularly interested in narrative or meaning in my art. Instead I am trying to bring something new into the world which combines the chaotic, the arbitrary and the awkward : things which surprise me and prompt the question “where did that come from?”.
It seems to me that whilst everyone spends most of their time engaged with the realities of life – from the mundane to the wonderful – we also spend some of our time in a parallel world of abstraction and imagination. I get lost (in a nice way) in this parallel world, and I try to invent ciphers and shorthand to describe my particular reality.
Studio: 16 Earsham Street
Bungay, Suffolk NR35 !AG
01986 892043 07734 406615
(NB. NOT OPENING DURING THE 2021 AUTUMN ART TRAIL)