Painting is the filter for my inner monologue about the world.
There are currently two main streams of work : paintings that derive from an interest in landscape as a place of conflict, and paintings that sit on the boundary of abstraction and figuration and that are, perhaps, an expression of female experience.
I collect words and phrases from widely diverse types of text and these underpin my working practice, being sometimes the catalyst for a painting, or resolving a painting with a title.
CV & Education
1989 Central St Martins School of Art, London, Postgraduate painting diploma
1988 West Surrey College of Art, Farnham, BA (Hons) Fine Art – 1st class
1979 University College London, BA (Hons) Modern Iberian/Latin American Studies 2:1
2012 Juliet Gomperts Trust painting bursary.
2016 Royal West of England Academy, 164th Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol
BEEP Wales, International Painting Prize Exhibition, Swansea & Wrexham
Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield "Art is a Lie that Reveals the Truth"
2015 The London Group Open, London SE1
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London SW1
The Beaney, Canterbury, Kent, ‘Animal Magic'
2014 The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable
Menier Gallery, London SE1
2013 ‘Without Boundaries’ Menier Gallery, London SE1
Guest artist at ‘SEAM 4’ WAC Gallery, London SE1
‘Works on Paper’ Espacio Gallery, London
‘Then & Now’ Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London.
2010 South London Women Artists, Bankside Galleries, London.
2008 ‘Imagine’ visual arts week, Honeywood House.
‘Tres’ at Olé, London SW15.
2007 Tent London’, Truman Brewery, London E1.
‘Sleep’ Old Billingsgate Market, London EC3.
2004 Ernst & Young, London – rug commission for executive reception.
1997 Private commission – bespoke rug design for a country house.
1996 ‘Dunkelbunt’ rug for Christopher Farr, London.
1995 Kappa Lambda Rugs, London.
‘Colour’, ‘Urban Swing’ ‘Liquide’ ‘Point’ and ‘Ardennes’ solo collections
Purves & Purves, London – solo exhibition of rugs.
1994 Tecno UK Ltd., London SW1 – solo exhibition of paintings.
The Affordable Art Company, Connaught Brown Gallery, London.
1993 ‘Identikit’ at Copenhagen Street with Pixley Street Artists, London.
1991-3 Production assistant on ‘Factory’ (16mm film) and ‘Burner’ multi-screen tv
installation (artist: Stewart Wilson, MA RCA)
1990 ‘East Meets West’, inaugural exhibition East West Gallery, London.
1989 ‘Celebration’ South Bank Photo Show, Royal Festival Hall, London.
1988 The Art House, Notting Hill, London.
1987 Young Unknowns Gallery, London SE1.
1986 Finalist, Winsor & Newton Young Artists Awards, Mall Galleries, London
Commercial experience:Overseas Sales Administrator for fine art publisher; Fine art Collection and Projects Manager (21 years); Freelance contemporary rug designer; Multi-media project assistant; Press Officer for South East Artists (SEAS)
Work published in :‘Contemporary Rugs’ by Christopher Farr, Matthew Bourne, Fiona Leslie – Merrell, 2002; ‘Drawing & Painting’ by Kate Wilson , Thames & Hudson (2015)
Member of : South East Artists, Kent