How do we as adults deny or push away what children are able to see? Why are we so often unable to integrate experiences that cause us to hide, express, repress, awaken and then retreat, again? Isn’t this how we grow? What is growth?
Like my paintings and collage, sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes things are in complete conflict and yet somehow manage to hang together. Issues are often left unresolved. Questions may have no answer. This is the process: to somehow manage to be in the deep end of what is not being seen. It’s here where we experience the creative disordering necessary to use our imagination to see potentiality. Isn’t this growth?
My current works are formed by creating expressive paintings, most of which are deconstructed and then reconstructed. They are cut and re-cut, painted and re-painted, cut again, simplified, elaborated, reduced, and re-introduced. They are not conceived individually but as portions of an ongoing tale. Each, an artefact within an installation of a growing multi-dimensional neighbourhood.
CV & Education
1999 Certificate in Interior Design, Inchbald School of Design, London, UK
1995 M.Ed, Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, USA
1986 B.F.A. Theater Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
ADDITIONAL ART EDUCATION
2017 Explorations in Abstraction, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow UK
2008 Fashion as Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2018 Forth Valley Open Studios
2015 'Fusion' Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
2014 'Arctic Resonance' - Exhibition of abstract photographs with Helen Grove-White, The Music Room, Lancaster, UK
2014 'Materiality' Ann Street Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Forth Valley Open Studios, UK
2011 'Wrapped Up' Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
2006 'French Open', The French Library, Boston, USA
2005 Fort Point Channel Open, C Duell Arts, Boston, USA
2001 Solo Show, Shaw Cramer Gallery Vineyard Haven, USA
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
New York City, US
Art North Magazine - Issue 2, Summer 2019 (upcoming)
Society of Scottish Artists
Visual Arts Scotland