My practice explores an obsessive relationship with collectible objects. Ceramic figurines and trinkets trigger a frenzy of imaginative and direct drawn responses. Drawing, an inherently intimate and introspective process is ideal in recording these intense encounters, some of which become self contained micro-narratives, seemingly nonsensical and humorous. The drawings are inhabited variously by Staffordshire Pottery Figures, housing for pets, wrestling men, bearded gorillas and budgerigars: a gorilla like creature grows a pink beard and stretches its hand out to greet us, a four legged shape strains to run but is stuck to the floor, its efforts to escape are unrewarded. The narratives are ambiguous and invite the spectator to ponder their meaning and allegorical nuances. read full statement

Location Malton, Yorkshire