Using materials, drawing and print, my work evidences my interest in physical, experiential outcomes.

Making and drawing allows me to explore what I see, testing competing potentials.  Absorption in detail, surface, touch and action draws me into a relationship with my materials.

The work probes the connection between materials and our bodies, exploring the power of embodied experience to resonate with the viewer. If the physicality of everyday life and our intimacy with materials declines, turning us from making to using, what is the relevance of this loss to our development?



2014 UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire Solo show. Sculpture
2012 Royal West of England Academy Open Drawing and print
2012 Pushing Print, Margate Open show
2012 Thaxted Guildhall Joint show. Sculpture, drawing and print
2012 Ludlow Open Drawing and print
2012 Hertfordshire Open Sculpture
2011 Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Solo show. Research project. Installation
2009 John Jones, London Solo show, drawing and sculpture
2007 Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage Group show, drawing and sculpture
2005 Great Dunmow Maltings Solo show, drawing and sculpture
2005 Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage Group show, drawing
2004 ARTfresh, Colchester Solo show, sculpture and drawing
2002 The Place, Letchworth Group show, drawing
2002 Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London Sculpture



2013/14  University of Hertfordshire
  Research and development grant for residency and site specific solo show.
  Arts Council
2010/11 Landguard Fort
  Project grant for research based, site specific solo show and accompanying programme.
  Arts Council / Heritage Lottery Fund / Suffolk Coastal District Council / Suffolk Foundation
2006/9 Professional Development
  Grant for individuals. Arts Council East / Essex County Council / Uttlesford District Council




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