“The natural environment and the knowledge that nothing stays still are the predominant and recurring themes and inspiration for my work. So, I explore the symbiotic relationship we have with our environment using different scales and a range of materials to establish a sense of context within time and space. By mixing the scale in which I work – for example, large paintings, and small sculptures – I enjoy creating a sense of presence and vulnerability.
My fascination with landscape can be traced to early childhood memories of the fens surrounding Cambridge and the beauty of the city’s architecture. Later, moving from East Anglia to West Dorset, I discovered very different patterns, contours and boundaries. After studying Fine Art (sculpture) at Kingston-upon-Thames, I returned to Dorset and a career in Education which led me to Dorchester, and then to the Isle of Purbeck, where I live and work today.
In addition to creating and showing my own work, I also co-run Mindfulness and Creativity Retreats in various venues around Dorset.”