- Installation art
- Object & craft
- Visual Arts
- Visual arts education
Born in Manchester in the UK, I moved with my family to New Zealand in 1988. The majority of my art training at undergraduate and postgraduate level was achieved in England, New Zealand and Australia where I spent many years teaching in high schools and tertiary Visual Arts programs. I continue to do adult workshops mainly in idea development and Contemporary drawing including Life Drawing. Since 1996 I have been involved in numerous group and solo exhibitions in New Zealand, Brisbane and Melbourne.
The range of my art practice includes installation, contemporary drawing, photography and printmaking. Most recently I was a finalist in the ‘Parkin Drawing Awards’ in Wellington.
My work frequently contains an emotional resonance and underlying nostalgia about people, places and time. This manifests itself through the subtle weaving of narratives that become the ‘fabric of the work’.
I frequently work with low tech and transparent materials which emit shadows containing text that form part of these highly personal but universal narratives. Concentrated memories within my work raise issues concerning what it is to have a sense of belonging.
For the last three years I have had a studio at and been involved with, numerous projects at the Incubator Creative Hub in Tauranga, and my work can be viewed at this location.
I am always interested in collaborating with other contemporary artists to develop one-off events or group shows.