Born in a town known for its mills and paper mils, lace and furniture making, it comes as no real surprise that paper and wood would feature prominently in the works and pieces I’ve made to date. From found objects like wooden pallets through to life sized beds made from paper and card you can clearly see the influence that the town in which born has had a tremendous influence on my works.
Having graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, life has been ever changing, challenging and hugely educational. The acquired wealth of knowledge gained in having various creative job roles in teaching and the cooperate world has helped my work become more visually astute and clear in its approach.
To aspire and critically observe and share [with a sense of humour and intrigue] thought provoking works inspired from the past, contemporary life and popular culture.
A world of fascination, a place where reality and fantasy co-exist, the ordinary and extraordinary, unique and definitive in its approach.
Identity forms the undercurrent to many of the recent works. What is identity? What identifies somebody or something? What is left when stripped of some or all of its parts?
The playfulness of this proposal along with many more thought provoking questions are asked in the hope to answer some of these points. Through silhouetted forms and bold shapes of colour, the art created is visually appealing and communicates thoughts and findings to these investigations.
The end result is to make beautiful and intriguing works of art accessible to the public, private collectors and galleries.