With a strong interest in built spaces and environments, I make work in response to architecture through drawing. Inspired by the character of architecture, I am intrigued by its impact on the space and those who experience it.
Academic study developed ideas on the duality of drawing through reception and expression. With this approach, I examine drawing in response to architecture to make connections and conversations, seeking out hidden, forgotten, or reimagined aspects. Handling material as a means of enquiry, I explore and communicate my intuitive responses through the sensory, tactile action of drawing. I also work with other approaches, such as video and printmaking, to gather material and develop my drawings.
For over ten years, I have been working from my home studio near York. Recent works are inspired by architectural features such as texture, light and shadow, and comprise contemporary abstract drawings, often on translucent material activated by light in the space.
As well as selected works through my online shop, I offer commissions to make work specific to a client’s space, or projects working with partner organisations and the public. I also run drawing sessions to share the fundamental, universal and accessible nature of drawing, through open sessions for individuals and private group sessions for workplaces.
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