Artist and teacher working in both representational and abstract fields to create artwork that conveys a sense of energy and life.
Generally, my art work reflects my personal interests, experiences and my environment. For many years, I have been making drawings and paintings that respond to the human form, especially the life figure, but my art practice encompasses a variety of subjects that are inspirational to me, including the landscape and natural form. Seasons, change, growth and renewal are underlying themes that I like to develop either in a representational or abstract way; themes that I can explore with colour and shape to create a dynamic visual statement. Recent work looks at the relationship between physical and imagined boundaries, focusing on developing a sense of space and place.
As an art teacher, I am an advocate of the expressive power of drawing, a fundamental activity which underpins my own practice, either through recording experiences, exploring memories and responses in my sketchbook, or in the artwork itself.
A graduate of the University of Hertfordshire with a BA in Fine Art, I am currently the Artist-in-residence at a school in St Albans.