As a professional visual artist, I make work for site responsive projects, exhibit and sell artwork, and deliver drawing sessions. Having not taken up a place at art school, I attended adult art education courses around work and family, before studying art at university later in life to explore long held ideas. I have a studio at AHH Studio Collective in Malton, North Yorkshire.
Inspired by how built environments shape us, I make drawings in response to architecture to explore how interior spaces make us feel. Through the tactile action of drawing, I explore my sensory responses, while seeking out hidden, forgotten or reimagined aspects, making connections and prompting conversations. Drawing processes are often informed by other approaches, such as digital, video or printmaking, working with layers to produce outcomes, some of which are installed to enable a more bodily experience of the work.
Recent work is inspired by architectural light and comprises layers of contemporary abstract drawings activated by light in the space. The translucent layers of drawings interact with each other in response to rhythms of natural light, gradually altering the character of the work and revealing different aspects over time.