I create installations within geographical,social or political contexts, highlighting relationships between individuals and their environment and the ability to change and adapt. My work investigates emotional responses to the notions of time, origin, places and death. I use my art as a way to explore the intricate relationship between art and well being. The installations invite the audience to embrace the work with all senses; I use a wide range of media such as painting, photography, moving images, performance, words, sounds or even smell. The work conveys a sense of displacement which is transformed into new possibilities.
I create installations in social, geographical and historical contexts, highlighting the relationship between individuals and their environment and the ability to change and adapt.
My work investigates emotional responses to the notions of Time, Origins, Impermance/Permanence and Places where the link between human and land becomes an opportunity to weave nature and local history. The work often conveys a sense of displacement which is transformed into new possibilities; I undertake challenges which often push the limits of feasibility, made possible through collaboration with the local community, other artists, architects and engineers.
I use a wide range of media such as painting, photography, moving images, performance, words, sounds or even smell.
I am currently undertaking a practice based research on Art, Traditional Skills, Environment, Natural Elements and Social Change through the various residencies I take.
CV & Education
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I graduated in Fine Art in 1995 at Université des Arts Plastiques de Rennes.
I had solo shows in Radio France Armorique in 1996, at Salisbury Arts Centre in 1999, 2010 and 2013 and Bridport Arts Centre in 2013.I have exhibited in shared exhibitions,"The House of Fairy Tale”by Gavin Turck,2010, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London 2011, Steward of the Earth,Sarum College, 2013 with Chris Drury/Tim Harrison,
I have undertaken public commissions for the Salisbury International Arts Festival, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee 2002, The Common Wealth Games 2002, The Study Gallery,Poole 2006, Winchester University 2009, Salisbury Arts Centre 2003 and 2010, curated by Judy Adams , Artcare at the Salisbury Hospitals 2003, 2010, , Bridport Arts Centre 2013, Winchester City Council 2014, Test Valley Council 2014 and English Heritage Stonehenge 2014 and Briddelsford Lodge Farm, Isles of Wight curated by Georgia Newman, Quay Arts.
I have received 3 Arts Council England individual Artist Awards in 2001, 2004 and 2010 to develop self-initiated projects.
I Published a paper with Common Ground Publishing , 2014
1989/1993 B.T.S Fashion Design (equivalent to Degree), at ECSV Vichy, France
1994/95 Licence, Painting and Sculpture
Université des Arts Plastiques - Rennes-France- Equivalent to Degree
1993/94 DEUG” in fine art –
Universite des Arts Plastiques - Rennes Equivalent HND
2010/2012 Photography course- Wiltshire College
2012/2013 Arts In Society Conference, Common Ground Publishing
2013 Preparation of MPHIL/PHD Research on Art, Traditional skills and
2014 Art and Health Training- Willis Newson- Bristol
2014 Artist Mentoring with Curators Carolyn Black and Amanda
Wallwork and artists Elpida Hadzi Vasileva, and Judith Alder
2014 Taxidermy training, at London Taxidermy Academy