Based in United Kingdom
British Female Fine Artist
I am a full time studio based Fine Artist, my work explores beauty, femininity, love, passion and a sense of self. The inspiration comes from memories, life experiences, dreams and by taping into the stream of artwork from across the ages.
My work is driven by the desire to create work which pushes the boundaries of my own art practice, exploring both figurative themes and ‘the surface’, through various mediums. I constantly strive to make innovative work, with a foundation in observation, drawing and mark making, my practice has explored painting, inked work, printmaking, sculpture, installation and site specific work.
In recent years painting has been the main focus of my practice, I aspire to have a distinctive style, my work has been said to be instantly recognisable, even when exploring new techniques and materials. I tend to use an idiosyncratic colour pallet of blues, turquoises and violet hues, mixed with monochrome styles, exploring layering, varnish glazes and loose drip techniques.
What makes me happy? When I am free, when I allow my materials to be free, when I find "happy accidents" which I can hone into usable, repeatable techniques.
Since completing my formal arts education, gaining both a Bachelor if Arts in Fine Art and a Masters Degree in Fine Art, I have exhibited nationally and locally, including solo exhibitions and group shows, both commercial and gallery settings, also many commercial and private commissions.
I live in Middlesbrough in the North East of England and work from my studio in Middlesbrough as part of the Gilkes Street Artists studio group