The geography and history of the British Isles is fundamental
to my work. The mystery of the history 'beneath', or what can
be seen, or imagined, 'beyond' is what inspires me to paint.
How the land has been shaped both geologically and by
climate, and the way humankind has made use of its many resources feeds my curiosity with endless ideas.
Mixing oil paint with cold wax medium provides the perfect
medium for building up many layers which are left to 'set up'.
Then the excitement of digging, or 'excavating' into the paint begins. Not knowing what I will find really does inspire a
more abstract approach to my work.
My handmade necklaces are loosely reminiscent of adornments found in tombs and chambers. they reflect the processes
I use in my paintings, so I like to think them as 'wearable art'
rather than jewellery!
There is more information about me and my work
on my website.
Who Can Forget That Night
'No Time For Converstaion'
Above Below # 3
De Terra necklaces
Excavating into the oil and cold wax layers