Colour, its potential to excite the eye, engage the heart and transmute mood, is central to my work.
Working intuitively, my pieces are abstract, often inspired by a sense of place, season or time, generally in series, large scale on canvas and board or smaller on paper and continually evolving. Painting and mono printmaking can become integrated – so a piece which begins as a painterly screenprint may be scratched and worked into, using a range of mixed media and collage. Some pieces assume the name of the prominent colour, ‘Red Energy’ for instance and ‘Orange’ exhibited and sold in the Royal Scottish Academy Open in Edinburgh, 2018.
As with Rothko, ‘shapes begin as unknown adventures in an unknown space’.
My studio overlooking Etherow Country Park, Compstall, near Stockport is where I spend much of my time. I am an associate of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester and a member of Hotbed Press, Salford, Forartis, and Art up Close.
As an invitee to Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Space, Barton Square, Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester, I am excited to currently be setting up studio and an exhibition space there.
‘Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artist development agencies. Making use of temporarily vacant retail, office and light industrial units, New Art Spaces provides opportunities for emerging creatives to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities. Castlefield Gallery currently runs New Art Spaces in Bolton, Leigh, and the Trafford Centre’.
I have exhibited widely in the northwest and have work in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Australia & New Zealand
2017 Cheshire Open Studios
2016 Circles Unbound, The Studios Gallery, High Peak
1998 Callooh Callay, Altrincham
1995 Pankhurst Centre, Manchester
2018 Manchester Art Fair, with Hot Bed Press
2018 Royal Scottish Academy
2018 King Street Studios, Lancaster
2018 Waterside Contemporary Arts, Sale
2018 Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield
2017 Manchester Buy Art Fair, with Hotbed Press
2017 Castle Park Arts, Frodsham
2017 Stockport Contemporary Open
2017 New Perspectives, Tatton Park
2017 Bollington Arts Centre, Cheshire Artists Network
2016 New Mills Arts Trail & Festival
2016 Macc Art Lounge
2016 Stockport Contemporary Open
2016 Waterside Open, Trafford
2013 Lymm Artists exhibition
2013 Stockport Art Gallery—open exhibition
2003 Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington: ‘Locations’
2003 Birchwood Park, Centrepieces
2001 Warrington Art Gallery: Warrington Visual Artist group show
1998 Warrington Art Gallery: A Woman’s Space
1992 Stockport Art Gallery: Open exhibition