My Process:
 
Creating Art  is my way to see, interpret and understand. It is  a visual exploration of my world and my individual expression of it.  My visual language is characteristically and identifiably mine. It is the language of energetic line , texture interpreting  the subject as I see it with my marks.

My process is visceral: push, pull, rip, tear, sew, splash, paint then rest and return! It is all one big and continuous experiment with materials and mediums often governed by place, time, situation and opportunity. 
 
I  work with print: lino, screen and etching. With collage I use old magasines, old drawings, paraphenalia and books but also beautiful hand made papers. I use oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, pigment, dye, chalk, crayon, ink.

My tools are enormous old brushes handed down and sticks whittled by my nephew. My work can end up under the sewing machine or the hose pipe.  I so enjoy the process!.


Observational drawing is vital :portraiture and life drawing challenge this skill. It is a different angle - to understand what is human, how we move is the basis of life drawing for me which I like to sum up in a few simple lines.
 
Success for me is work that sits happily between representative and abstraction with colour, composition and an energy that takes you to the place but lets you complete the narrative. Enjoy...
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Exhibitions
'Dreadlocks and Dungarees' in Fringe Arts Bath Annual show October 2021

'Elphin' in  Bath Society of Artists anuual exhibition 2021.

Finalist for 'Creative Bath Award' 2021. Winner to be anouned October 2021

Solo show 'My Blooming Year' 44ad Bath October 2021

'Pulling the leeks' Bath Society of Artists Annual show 2020

Open House October 2020

Solo show, George Street, Bath July 2020

Slow Lane Bath. November 2019

Home show, Bath November 2019

Solo Show George street Bath June 2018

'Elin in Yellow' Bath Society of Artists Annual show 2018

Bear Flat Arts trail, Bath, May 2018

Shortlisted for Mall Galleries Marine Artist 2017

Wildcard on Sky "Landscape Artist of the year" June 2017

Collaboration with Tom Young at Treave potteries May 2017

Bear Flat Arts trail, Bath, May 2017

44AD, Bath, 48 hours, February 2017

The Net Cafe, llantwit Major November 2016

Ayot St Lawrence Art Festival June 21-23, 2016

Cowbridge Art Society mixed show June 2016

Barnabus House, Newport mixed christmas show 2015

'Coast' The Pavillion, Porthcawl 2014

Printhaus, Cardiff 2011, 2012, 2013

Washington Gallery mixed show 2010

Off the Wall gallery, Llandaff mixed show 2010

Childwickbury Arts Fair 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Royal Photographic Society International Exhibition 2009 prizewinner

Solo show: A Creative Mix, Harpenden 2008

Beesonend House with Fiona Rae 2005

Solo show: Downtown Gallery, Toronto 1997

Teaching 

Wild and Wonderful workshops. 2020

Holburne Museum, Bath 

Shoebox Art School, Marcross

Atlantic College, St Donats guest tutor

Reading University Typography degree guest tutor.

Whipsnade life drawing

Ravens wood School, Bromley

Ralph Allen School, Bath

Sheldon Comprehensive, Chippenham
 

Education 

Bristol Redlands :PGCE Design Technology

Bath college:Printmaking

Newlyn School of Art: various

West Herts College: Printmaking

Toronto School of Art: Life drawing

Atlin School of Art, British Columbia: Cocept and the Creative Process

Birmingham School of Fine Art: BA (hons)

Amersham College  BTEC Art and Design