b. 1962 Guildford UK
Lives and works in Redruth, UK
2017 Porthmeor Programme, St Ives School of Painting 2005 BA (Hons) in Textile Design (1st Class)
2002 Foundation Art and Design, Falmouth School of Art
2018 Krowji Christmas open studios
2018 Edges of Water, The Poly Falmouth (joint show with Mary Trapp)
2018 Cornwall Open Studios, Krowji
2017 Cornwall Open Studios, Krowji
2017 Porthmeor Programme Group Show, Penwith Gallery, St Ives
I create work that gives a sense of another time, weathered, decaying, with a patina of age, and then I expose a narrative by chipping off layers, the equivalent in paint to peeling off 100 years of wallpaper, which then provides me the ideal surface to work with.
This requires a methodical rigour that appeals to my sense of neatness and systems that were my working life before painting. The physicality of the process is also important to me, repeating systems of addition and removal gives the work its own layers of history and that enables me to create my own aged patina that I need for a piece to work for me.