I make paintings on paper, canvas and wood which take imagery from art historical and contemporary sources; alongside these I make abstract paintings. My recent paintings 'Las Noticias' series, make reference to news stories from Mexico.
The stories in the news are mainly negative ; I become fascinated (attracted/ repulsed) by these places; searching out a version of reality from the virtual safety of Google street view, looking for the surprise of beauty, the strange or the sinister, screened through the veneer of the banal.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2008 - MA Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK 1990 - B.Ed (Hons) Art, Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol, UK Solo Exhibitions 2014 'Los azulejos - a tale that can't be told', Exeter Phoenix. Group exhibitions 2015 -Lynn Painter-Stainers, The Mall Galleries, London, 2014 - Wells Art Contemporary, Wells, Somerset , 2014 -162 RWA Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol, 2014 - The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. Invited artist. 2014 - 'Paint like you mean it' (catalogue), Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, 2013 - 'Tumbleweed', Searchers Contemporary, Bristol, 2013 - 'What is art to an artist?', Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol, 2012 - 'Objects of Desire', Centrespace Gallery, Bristol 2012 - 'Objects of Desire', The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol 2011 - 'No.1: Paint', Blank Media Collective, Manchester 2009 - 6 at the Octagon, Bath Fringe Festival, Bath 2009 - MA and Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset 2009 - Spike Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol 2008 - Bath Spa Masters Interim Exhbition, Bath Spa University, Bath 2008 - Spike Island Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol 2007 - Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 2005 - 'Sketch', Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Fringe MK Painting Prize 2010 (catalogue), Fringe Milton Keynes - online catalogue, facebook - Fringe MK 2000 - Autumn Exhibition Prizewinner, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol