Colour, place and perception of space are the principal themes of my work. My visual interest is in the portrayal of the built environment as the landscape of a modern urban society, its’ changing spaces and places, and its’ cyclical regeneration. My work is a collection of the familiar, and a scene that could be from any town or city informs each piece. The response might be purely documentary, abstract or as a collection of visual notes, but colour and pattern is always a driving factor.
My work combines photography and digitaI imaging with abstract pattern design. The expression of outline, texture and relief is added through stitch, the final compositions being akin to a contemporary tapestry, in both technique and visual reference.
I have had my own practice since 2005 and have exhibited throughout the country, in London (Origin 2006, London Art Fair 2008 and Affordable Art Fair 2008) at various regional venues (Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2008 and 2012, Brindley Gallery Runcorn) and have worked to commission for both private and public clients (Allen and Overy, Solicitors, Spitalfields and Blackburn NHS Trust)
I have been a Lecturer at Leeds College of Art for the past 2 years