My artwork is influenced by a career as a communicator in the creative industries: as a journalist; government information officer and broadcasting regulator. I communicate via words, art and music.
The artistic interpretation of messages depends upon colour, texture and design and art evolves from the use of a wide range of sustainable and recycled materials. There is always a narrative: about the materials and surfaces used and the process of making.
Finished works may be wall hung paintings and prints, ceramics, architectural pieces, textiles or jewellery.
I am also a performer, singing and acting with Notts Operatic Society, NTU Choir and St Leonard’s Church ,Wollaton and other theatre companies.
Studying art as a mature student –achieving a BA in Fine Art from the University of Nottingham and an MA from Nottingham Trent University- changed my life. I gained confidence to take risks and follow new paths in communicating messages via art; often using challenging materials and fusing processes. Sustainability is at the heart of my practice.
I work from my home studio and join forces with the Rufford Arts Society and Kith Artist Collective to exhibit. The art practice has become a social enterprise and profits benefit local charities.
Having enjoyed a high profile career in the creative industries and latterly specialising in strategic consultancy I continue to use my skills in a voluntary capacity. I am an NTU Alumni Fellow and recently joined the Board of Music for Everyone.
Most of my work is for sale, either at exhibitions or personal contact with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see a painting or print or piece of jewellery in the online gallery that you might wish to purchase send me a message via the contact page. I don’t have an on-line shop.
I do undertake commissions and special projects.
My studio gallery is open by appointment only. Many other works not shown here can be viewed. Limited edition prints of some original paintings are available on request.
You can often see my latest work or details on exhibitions via Facebook. I also have a Linked –In page and Instagram.