My works are concerned with tension and rhythm resulting from interactions between fluid, organic nets and regulating, static grids. Forces pull in different directions with tension and release reflecting various states of being.
The intertwinement of net and grid alludes to complex relationships and our entanglement with the real and digital worlds’ controlling systems. Areas of calm co-existence suggest the possibility of resolving dualistic tensions. Other regions show rupture and fragmentation, amplified by sudden spatial and chromatic switches.
Manipulation of colour and spatial, structural or geometrical contrasts also underpin shifting dynamic interactions of the grid and the net, raising questions about our perception, reality and illusion.
Traces of human agency counter hard-edged, impersonal geometry, asserting the hand-painted, human quality.
CV & Education
Since 2010 BA Fine Art degree at University of Nottingham (graduating 2016)
Since 1999 employment at the University of Nottingham in various administrative roles; since 2010 as part-time administrative secretary for RSPSoc (Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society)
1997-1998 PGCE in modern languages, The University of Nottingham
1995-96 Foreign Language assistant at the Nottingham High School for Girls, UK
1994-95 English and Educational Studies at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf
1987-1994 MSc (equiv.) in Microbiology at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Regular attendance of drawing/painting workshops at the Nottingham Society of Artists since 2009
IT skills, administration experience through my employment at the University of Nottingham since 1998
June/July 2016: Fine Art Degree Show
University of Nottingham, School of Education BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show
'Journeys' exhibition at Bromley House Library, Nottingham, January 9-30 2016
Winner of the Djanogly Prize 2015, University of Nottingham Summer Art Exhibition 2015
Shortlisting for Cedric Ford prize 2013 followed by group exhibition at Backlit gallery, Nottingham, 2013
Shortlisting for Jerwood Drawing prize 2014, included in touring exhibition 2014-2015
Group exhibition – Carnival of Monsters of contemporary Art 2014, Bartons, Chilwell, http://www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk/index.php/artists/this-year-s-artists/2
Drawings and paintings selected for ‘EnDearing Minds-Creative and Professional Writing Anthology 2014’, including book cover image: https://www.facebook.com/CPWAnthology2/photos/pb.1483894368497614.-2207520000.1418302835./1520303661523351/?type=3&theater
Membership of Nottingham Society of Artists (2010-2012)
Member of A-N and ‘Creative Greenhouse’