I draw, paint and more recently have been making quilts – sometimes functional, sometimes not.
Through the act of making art I am currently exploring notions of autonomy and those actions we take to display and affirm a person’s standing in a time of rampant neoliberalism. The intention is quietly subversive and considers the idea of labour through a direct engagement with amateur and hobbyist activities.
As an action, materials and processes of art making are pivotal and equal to that of the subject matter. On occasions I enjoy being entirely distracted by this interaction with media and tools. Formal aspects of image making pull me back and ensure a personal dialogue with the subject matter alongside the act of making art itself.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2015 - Present. PhD [PT]: Activating the Amateur in and Arts Practice. The University of Huddersfield
2011 - MA Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University
1996 - BSc (Hons) Textile Design, The University of Huddersfield