about my work

My work is driven by an interest in human psychology and visual perception; in particular how we register, construct and re-invent our world with a mix of what is out there and what is remembered, desired or feared.

Some of my work explores the experience of living in the urban landscape and how we relate to one another as we make our way through that environment. Occasionally there is a faint hint of potential narrative, but it is always open to the viewer’s own interpretation. Some images suggest a feeling of tension while others have a more vibrant, celebratory atmosphere.

My figurative work has been described as ‘snapshots from dreams’ and the figures which appear in some of them as ‘characters waiting to be given their lines.’

I am currently developing prints and paintings inspired by the concept of the threshold – those liminal moments and locations where we are suspended between one place, time or state of mind and another.

I work in a range of media: painting, screen print, monoprint and digital printmaking. I often work in more than one of these media, going back and forth as the work evolves. I find that the fluidity and layering of this way of working suits the subject matter.

My work is in private and public collections. In 2015 I received the St Cuthbert’s Award for a work on paper in the Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2017, my mini screen print PLAY (above) entered the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection as part of a box set of work by the UK Printmakers’ Council.