I enjoy inhabiting an artistic persona; going back to University in my late sixties; graduating in Fine Art; and art practice of various forms.
Currently I work in mainly two media: printmaking and pastels. I have though, joyfully partaken in performances with a group led by Bob and Roberta Smith. We worked in the back rooms of the Royal Academy. We helped launch exhibitions in Edinburgh. I wrote directly on the wall for my graduation and am very interested in incorporating handwriting into my expression. I like the immediacy of such work and its ephemeral nature and if the opportunity arose would return to that practice with alacrity.
We have converted the front bedroom of our thirties house into a print workshop, complete with press. I find that when I work etching plates I am drawn to the abstract. The marks I can make with various substances are much more subtle than any I can make with a brush or a pen. They require a little imagination from the viewer which is ultimately rewarded.
When I use pastels I work figuratively. I have been interested in eyes; Eagle Owl and Puma demonstrate this. Walls, in themselves and as old boundaries, have become fascinating especially on a recent visit to Shetland and Orkney.
Espacio Nomadic, In Constant Motion, Menier Gallery, London, 2012
Elements, Candid Arts, 2010
Connections, East Gallery, London, 2010
Wild Art Show, British Wildlife Trust, East Grinstead, 2010
Presence, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2008
Trunk Show, Women’s Library, London, 2006
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