My work is always abstract, always minimal. Most of my work is large scale and wall-based. In some projects I work in 3 dimensions. The variable factors are dependent on the nature of the exhibiting space, both in visual terms and how the space can be used. So work develops from an interaction between my current thinking and a response to the exhibiting space.
Working with the space and affecting the space is important.
Colour is a major element in my work. In many projects I have worked with colour spatially, installing areas of colour in an architectural context.
In all my work, 2D/3D, a re-looking at the space, and the viewer's changing experience from different angles/ positions is integral to my thinking.
I see studio work as development of language and processes in preparation for site sensitive installations.
Processes include paint applied by roller directly on to walls ; layers of acrylic paint/glazes applied on to MDF surfaces; use of industrial materials; use of sign vinyl.
My Art practice includes exhibiting in gallery and non gallery spaces and public art commissions.
CV & Education
June 2013 20-21 Scunthorpe – Sign Vinyl Installation
Oct 2012 COLUMNS – 12 colours as part of Carnival of Monsters 2012
Oct 2012 BOXES and 18 COLOURS, Harrington Mill Studios Exhibition space
June 2011 Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington ( two person)
April 2009 Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester – colour installation
Oct 2007 8 PAIRS in situ, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton
July 2006 Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery – colour installation
March 2005 Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham – Window 05
Feb 2002 Stamford Art Centre - wall painting + 3D wall structure
Oct 2001 The Roadmender, Northampton - installation, floor to ceiling
Oct 2000 Exhibit, Workstation, Sheffield – wall painting
Sept 1999 Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail – wall painting
Sept 1998 Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail – external structure
June 1997 Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery – 3D wall grid + external structure
April 1997 Octopus Gallery, Saffron Walden - Internal and external work
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2003 Colour Artist, Arts Council East Midlands offices, for Public Arts, Wakefield
1998 Derby Dance Centre, corridor installation, for C.I.A., for Derby City Council
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
May 2012 The Darkness of Light, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Oct 2011 STRUCTURE and SECTIONS, as part of Carnival of Monsters 2011
Dec 2010 + 11 Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery
Nov 2010 Oldknows Reunion
May 2010 We are Here, Young Curators, Wallner Gallery, Nottingham University
Dec 2007 15“x15“ Standing Room, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton
Oct 2007 Art at the ARC, Geldards for CIA and Arts & Business, East Midlands
March 2007 Out of Place, Angel Row, Nottingham – curated by Mary Doyle
April 2005 Sculptural Possibilities, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
July 2002 Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street
May 2002 Linking Rhythms, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
July2001 + 02 Visualise, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
Sept 2000 Wirksworth Art and Architecture trail
August 1999 Circa NG 99, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
April 1999 Cheers, OCCCA, for British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana, California
1998 - 2006 Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
Oct. 1996 Strata Sightings, Nottingham
Jan 1996 Byard Gallery, Nottingham (two - person)
Sept. 1995 Ten, M.A. Fine Art Exhibition, Nottingham Trent University
July 1995 Abstract Energy, Whiteleys , Bayswater, London
Jan. 1995 Hung, Drawn and Quartered , The Custard Factory, Birmingham
1999 East Midlands Arts Award
1997 Grant from Eaton Fund for Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen
1996 East Midlands Arts Award
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
1996 - 1997 Certificate in Arts Practice, Derby University
1993 - 1995 MA Fine Art Degree at Nottingham Trent University
1970 - 1971 Art Teacher's Certificate, Brighton Polytechnic
1967 - 1970 Diploma in Art and Design at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts
1966 - 1967 Pre-Diploma at Central School of Art and Design