My work is inspired by the way changing light reveals the natural world.
I am drawn to studio ceramics as a discipline for its aesthetic expression of practical form. I use surface treatments, depth of colour and texture to enhance and abstract the three-dimensional shape of my pieces.
Through my mixed media work, I explore how the same objects relate to each other differently when depicted in relief, blurring the depth of space between them and questioning their apparent scale. Through the use of relief as well as paint, I seek to maintain a memory of the original object while the painted canvas encourages the viewer to imagine what exists where nothing is shown; where spatial relationships are questioned.
Taking inspiration from architecture and my work in ceramics, I introduced a third dimension to my textile work, casting shadows and creating a distinct foreground for 3D objects and a background condition.
Mainly inspired by our everyday surroundings and landscapes, my work seeks to combine the ordinary with the extraordinary, a reflection of nature itself. Some of my pieces contain simpler material and colour combinations, while others seek greater intricacy and complexity.
The materials I use in my mixed media work are acrylic, emulsion, varnish, metal, ceramic fragments, cotton thread, fabric and photographs printed on canvas.
My work has been exhibited in several galleries and appears in private collections in UK and Europe
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