Watercolour and Bronze Leaf on linen
As a painter and print maker materials and medium interconnect to explore the immersive experience of ‘place’, the colour of memory and the mark of intention.
Recent work has focused on gesture as a means of containing relational memories.
The Australian landscape is investigated as a repository, a witness, to the activity of the natural and man made world, investigating the landscape as a site which can record and reveal aspects of human experience through our interaction with it.
The vitality of painting and drawing within the immersive environment provides a structure through which temporality is both experienced and explored.
The work begins with drawing in the landscape – immersed in the feel and texture of a particular ‘place’. This experience is concentrated and distilled within the studio as I attempt to isolate and refine the ‘situated experience’ : smell, touch, taste, colour and sound. The sensory experiences combine, through the intentional gesture, as an attempt to capture the ‘essence’ of a particular moment in time. Landscape and drawing in direct response to place acts as a starting point for the paintings’ development within the studio.
2014 Solo Exhibition – PhD Final Portfolio – Sunshine Coast University – Qld
2016 Solo Exhibition Fish Lane Studios – South Bank Brisbane Qld
2014 Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
2014 QArt 2014, Caloundra, Queensland
2013 LifeART Worldwide, Mooloolaba, Queensland
2013 Agora Gallery, New York
2013 Arteria Gallery, Lancaster
2012 DRN Conference, Loughborough University
2011 Florence Biennale, Italy
2011 Bedfordbury Gallery, London
2011 Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh
2010 University of Cumbria, Lancaster
2010 Electricworks, Sheffield
2009 Arteria Gallery, Lancaster
2009 The Edge Gallery, Lancaster
2008 Open West, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2007 Neutron Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2007 Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2006 Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster
2006 Sun Gallery, Lancaster
2005 Manchester Art Show, Manchester
2005 Manchester Library Theatre, Manchester
2005 ‘JAPAN’, Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire
2004 The Edge Gallery, Lancaster
2003 Neutron, Kyoto, Japan
2003 Five Plus Gallery, Ambleside, Cumbria
2003 No.9 The Gallery, Birmingham
2002 Neutron, Kyoto, Japan
2002 ‘Sefton Open’, Southport, Lancashire
2002 Adze Gallery, York
2002 Rufford Gallery, Nottinghamshire
2001 ‘Sefton Open’, Southport, Lancashire
2001 Wave Contemporary Art Gallery, Kendal
2001 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
2000 9 the Gallery, Birmingham
1999 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
1998 Group exhibition, Vitry sur Siene, Paris
1997 The Custard Factory, Birmingham
1997 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
1996 Group exhibition, Commonwealth Institute, London
1996 Group exhibition, Lingen, Germany
1996 Solo touring exhibition, E.S.B.C.
1996 Group exhibition, BET4/Spirale, The Brewhouse, Burton on Trent
1995 Solo exhibition, Council House, Derby
1994 ‘New Ways in Printmaking’, Coventry Gallery, London
1994 ‘Reflections of Life’, Coventry Gallery, London
1994 Group exhibition, Lingen, Germany
1994 ‘Order and Chaos’, Schools touring exhibition
1993 ‘Drawings of Distinction’, Group exhibition, London.
1992 ‘Under the Skin’, Touring exhibition, The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1992 Group exhibition, Lingen, Germany