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About

I am a UK based artist/designer making photographic art for interiors, gallery and museum. Drawn to the tactile and temporal aspects of place and objects, I create art works and design objects layered with inspiration from history, the natural landscape and my cultural heritage.

Following a research-based approach, my projects engage critical narratives alongside both traditional and experimental technologies.  I have a diverse skill set with a BA in Photography and a BSc in Computer Science and German. Before working as an artist/designer, I was an IT Business Analyst for 14 years and also taught Art at primary level for 4 years.

Designing print, pattern and product for interiors is a relatively new venture. I am currently collaborating with Habitat on my first interiors product to market.

Committed to reducing environmental impact, I take a sustainable approach considering choices of materials, suppliers and manufacturers in all projects.   My art works are printed on-demand using paper from sustainable sources. 

Please contact me if you would like to purchase/commission art work or to discuss collaborating on a project.

Artist Statement

My work explores the way the world unfolds and enfolds itself as a sensory and temporal experience. Using the past to make connections with the present, I am interested in the fragmented narratives which emerge.

My process often begins with the tactility of a surface, a trace, sensation or fleeting detail drawing me to an object or place. Following threads of conscious and unconscious thought, I explore, uncover and piece together fragments past and present.  Along the way, gaps appear, coincidences reveal themselves and connections are formed. Together these culminate in visual narratives and emotive responses, which oscillate around themes of absence and presence, memory, heritage, loss and renewal.

Education

2014

Arts Award ‘Discover and Explore’ Training, Trinity College, London

2005-11

BA (Hons) Photography (1st),  University of Westminster, Harrow

2004-05

Diploma Foundation Art and Design, Bucks Chiltern University College, Buckinghamshire  

1990-94

BSc (Hons) Computer Science and German (2:1), Staffordshire University, Stafford

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