As a printmaker and painter I have a long standing interest in what can make otherwise familiar or mundane subjects unsettling or intriguing.
I explore various images from new or unexpected perspectives, focusing on making subtle alterations which evoke feelings of unease or raise the question “What exactly is that?”.
Essentially,my intent is in using traditional relief and other printing techniques to create strong, contemporary imagery.
My paintings, both oil and acrylic,further develop these themes.
Miasma is one of a series of images suggested by biological, anatomical and geological diagrams. These works are intended to be puzzling, slightly disturbing but always with an ironic or humorous undercurrent.
Silage bags has evolved from earlier work which showed contorted rubber glove shapes
Outbound evokes Sci Fi imagery, but in reality is based on medical diagrams.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2000 - Contemporary Arts Practice, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2012 - Sheep prints, Abbot Hall, Kendal
2011 - First Impressions, Grizedale (Brewery Arts), Grizedale, Cumbria
2008 - Gates, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
2006 - Marion Kuit:Prints, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal
2004 - AA2A Award, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2004 - Leg Work, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
2012 - 75th Exhibition, Society of Wood Engravers, Touring (Oxford, Bath, London)
2012 - Printfest , Ulverston, Cumbria
2011 - BITE, Mall Galleries, London
2010 - Annual Exhibition, Green Door Artist's Cooperative, Kendal and environs
2010 - Natural Forms: , Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle on Tyne
2010 - Printfest 2010, Printfest, Ulverston
2008 - "Country Life" Print Prize, Lakes Artists, Grasmere
2008 - Small, Mill Yard Gallery, Stavely, Cumbria
2007 - Annual Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham
2006 - Body Image, South West Arts/touring, Dorset
2005 - Contemporary Prints, Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee
2005 - Seditious Delicious, Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews
2001 - Originals, Mall Gallery, London 2001, London
2001 - Print Fair, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal