My artwork draws upon the landscapes of Yorkshire, The Lake District and Scotland. I spend time within the setting looking, thinking and recording what I see through the use of photography and sketching. I am engaged by the textures, colours and forms which the landscape presents and the impact of time and the elements as they affect change. My work evolves through the use of textile materials and mixed media and becomes an intuitive process as I work from my preparatory studies, experimentation, memories and feelings.
Frequently my subject material is selected due to the emotional response it generates within me. The rural landscape presents a place of solace, a spiritual and uplifting encounter where the mind can contemplate.
Where my work engages in the constructed landscape, the settings selected hold specific personal memories and connections for me and I am captured by the rich textures which have evolved in their structures over time.
Exhibitions: Saltaire Art Trail 2016, 2017,
Staithes Festival of Arts 2018,
Ilkley Arts: Trail 2017, Christmas Art Fair 2018, Pop up Exhibition 2018, Love Ilkley Arts Exhibition 2019
Giddy Arts Gallery, Saltaire, February 2019
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Ilkley Arts mission is to promote and celebrate the arts in Ilkley and surrounding areas to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and to support and help the development of our exhibiting artists.
Ilkley Arts works with a wide range of organisations to achieve this mission from those whose focus is on developing young artists such as Art School Ilkley and Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre as well as partnerships with Ilkley Manor House, Outside the Box, Ilkley Literature Festival and the Ilkley Playhouse.