I am a member of studio XYZ a small group of artists who come together regularly to work on themed projects, and a member of the Space Place Practice research group (based in Bristol). I also work in collaboration with another artist Michele Whiting under the banner Quilos and the Windmill, and we were selected as joint artists-in-residence at Oxbow Michigan USA in 2011. During our stay we produced a set of site-sensitive works in and around Oxbow's forest, sand dunes and lagoon.
A large part of my practice involves the temporary positioning of multiple forms within architectural spaces and more recently, landscape. Elements are drawn from the disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and writing, and as each new work develops, it begins to unravel fixed ideas on illusion and reality, multiplicity and originality.
A new work often begins as a small autonomous piece, but may also be the starting point for a more expansive work. Via repetition and slight alterations to line, form, colour, scale, material (and so on) the 'original' soon becomes lost within a crowd of self-similars.
The obsessive repetition of a single activity, colour, form, word, sound - and the physical union of art with place - means that this kind of work may be read in relation to specific historic and cultural events whilst also hinting at more personal memories and occasions.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2009 - PhD Fine Art, Bath School of Art, Bath Avon
1998 - BA(Hons) Fine Art, Exeter School of Art, Exeter
2008 - Vital Space (PhD show), Bath School of Art, Somerset Place
2007 - Disegnosogno, Museo Casa Cavalier Pellanda, Biasca, Ticino Switzerland
2007 - L’altro squardo, Museo Casa Cavalier Pellanda, Biasca, Ticino Switzerland
2007 - Solliloquio, Fondazione Patrizio Patelli, Locarno Switzerland
2012 - Migrations, The American Museum in Britain, Bath
2012 - Museum Boxes (touring), Corsham Court and UWE, Wiltshire and Bristol
2012 - This is the way the world ends, The Pet Shop, Pigeon Park, Bath
2011 - Immersive Worlds, The Spanish Barn, Torquay
2011 - studio xyz at the Fringe Art Festival, The Old Officers Club, Bath
2010 - English Eccentrics, Greenway House, Devon
2009 - Fragments, Corsham Court, Wilts.
2007 - Immagine al Femminile, Museo Biasca, Switzerland
2012 - Artist in residence -quilos and the windmill, Worcester City Museum, Worcester
2011 - artist-in-residence, Oxbow, Michigan USA
2010 - short research residency, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
1999 - Artist in residence at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay
2012 - book 'painting with architecture in mind' (Wunderkammer Press)
2011 - 'Combined and mixed media in fine art practice' a new course for Open College of the Arts
2011 - 'Construction and its Shadow' the Henry Moore Institute audio library
2011 - 'Immersive worlds' review in AN
2009 - AN Review: 'Inside Out' at Torre Abbey
2008 - PhD thesis and exhibition. 'Vital Space: changing perceptual and material conditions of space, place and viewer in contemporary European Abstract painting'
1999 - AN 'artists talking' Linda Khatir, artist in residence at the Spanish Barn
2012 - conference paper - Affective Landscapes, University of Derby, Derby
2011 - conference paper - Construction and its Shadow , the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2009 - conference paper - Painting and architecture, Corsham Court, Wilts
2009 - co-organiser: 1st and 2nd. Annual Summer Symposium, The Graduate School, Newton Park, the Centre for advanced research at Corsham Court
2008 - conference paper - Derrida's Abyme: painting in deconstruction , Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
2008 - co-organiser: 'One thing leads to another...' Research Symposium , Bath School of Art, Bath