During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, I have collected images of people’s windows in isolation. Using social media and connections with friends and friends of friends, I have managed to collect images from across the globe.
In the short amount of time that I carved out to paint in, I have been making small gouache paintings from the photos. It has given me a rhythm and project in this topsy- turvy time. It allows me to visit other people’s houses, other countries, other continents, albeit in my imagination, and ponder our shared global experience.
“This act of shared imagining is timely, offering sensations of closeness with friends and strangers alike. Though actual human figures never find their way into her paintings explicitly, they are ever-present by implication, through traces of everyday actions: the top of a chair tucked under a table, a towel drying on a railing, a window left ajar, a curtain hurriedly not-quite-drawn. These domestic objects and adornings become proxies for the absent humans; the scenes as a whole, like still-life glimpses into the lives of others.”
CV & Education
Qualifications and training: 2008 - MA Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath 2004 - BA Hons Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Residencies: Nov 2020- @ The Garage, Bristol, Dec 2013- Old School Resdency, Hrisey, Iceland, 2006 - Resident Artist, Bootham School, York
Solo exhibitions: Isolation Windows, Exeter Phoneix Gallery- opens May 17th 2021
2012-Solo show, Exeter Phoenix Café Gallery, Exeter 2011 - Memories to Draw on, Sidcot Arts Centre, North Somerset 2009 -Small paintings and works on paper, Bath Spa University Gallery, Weston College
Group exhibitions: 2016- RWA 164th Autumn Exhibition, Wells Art Contemporary, WWOOMFAABSU, OXO Tower Wharf, London, Discerning Eye Permanent Collection exhibition, Drawing Projects UK, Trwobridge, 2015- Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, Wells Art Contemporary, Dulwich Festival Show, Cavaliero Finn Gallery, Discerning Eye Collection, Temple Church, London, 2014- Invited Artist Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, 2013- A Place of Departure, 44AD Gallery, Bath, 2012- National Open, Motorcade/Flashparade, selected by Emma Cocker, Brian Griffiths and David Trigg, True identity, View Art Gallery, Bristol, The Past: History, Time, Memory and Nostalgia, Santorini Bienniale of Arts, Greece, 2011 - Motorcade/Flashparade Open Painting Competition, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, No.1: Paint, Blank Media Space, Manchester, Remote Viewing, curated by Chris Barr, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, 2010 - Here and Now, View Gallery, Bristol, New Year, New Work, View Gallery, Bristol, Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 2009 - 6 @ The Octagon, Bath Fringe Festival, The Octagon, Bath, Summer Show, View Gallery, Bristol 2008 - 156th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2008 - Sefton Open, Atkinson Gallery, Merseyside
Artist talks 2016- RWA Artist network talk
2009 - Catherine Knight, Weston College, Weston Super Mare
Workshops 2009 - Big Draw Day, Sidcot Arts Centre, North Somerset Competitions,
Prizes and awards 2021- Shortlisted for Jacksons Painting Prize, 2012- Shortisted for John Gingell Award, 2008 - Student Bursary Winner, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol