I have made art all my life and have exhibited since 1986. My main practice is in printmaking and installation, including bookmaking, found objects, textiles, sound and video. I work part time at a a day centre for disabled adults and also with other community groups, and this experience informs my practice as an artist. I often create artworks which are interactive in some way, or make artworks in collaboration with others, aiming to make them as accessible to all as possible. Social concerns such as the environment, poverty, justice and the need for the spiritual are all important elements of my work both in the community and in exhibition. My work explores myths and meta narratives that form our society and how reality interweaves with these. For a list of previous and upcoming projects, please see about page. For artworks for sale please see my portfolio page.
linocut printed with olive oil and ash, part of Then I'll Begin Dye House Gallery Bradford 2022
installation piece as part of the online exhibition Un/Seen for SAW Newcastle 2021
Created as part of my residency at The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield. A series of prints reflecting on celebrating each moment and the rhythms and cycles of life. Collagraph print.
The combination of two residencies, both in faith communities, these series of prints and objects reflect on the need to find time in the everyday to be, to celebrate the ordinary as extraordinary, in the 'sacrament of the present moment'. Drypoint print, silkscreen on textiles. Cupola Gallery Sheffield
digital print onto glass for light boxes, Then I'll Begin 2022
artist's book made with digital print and collagraph mask prints for Then I'll Begin 2022
drawings hand carved into granite for Then I'll Begin 2022
A site-specific piece made for Kirkstall Abbey, this work examined ideas of journey and the rhythm of life, referencing the monastic rule of 'work and prayer'. A combination of installation, works created through collaboration with local people, interactive actions and performances. Work & Prayer: Laminate cut lettering.
commissioned by Leeds Church Institute for the launch of their Art & Theology Bursary at Leeds University Chaplaincy. Hand made book, letterpress, scroll, honey.