I graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. I have exhibited across the UK and have been shortlisted for the Holt Festival Art Prize and have work in the permanent collection; East Contemporary Art, housed at the Water Front Gallery at the University of Suffolk.
In 2018 I finished Studying a Post Graduate Programme in Creative Practice with Artpocket UK, an independent Art School based in Norwich. This was an intensive year long course that helped me refocus and challenge my practice. I will be starting a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in September 2019.
My work explores concepts of time and communicating a sensory atmosphere of impermanence, of a transient moment that existed and now lingers as a memory. Using mediums of Graphite and Dry Point Etching, themes of Heritage, Journeys and generational links of the Family are manipulated to communicate how memory becomes projected and distorted.
drawing is central to my practice and I have been using parchment paper which allows me to layer up compositions and capture a sense of the transience of time. Through the semi-translucent material shadow imagery emerges as a visual representation of memory. A ghostly, melancholic feel is produced that processes a feeling of loss and grief.
The Language of drawing and mark making enables me to express something raw and immediate in my experience. I am interested in the use of drawing to respond to a site and explore how a space can be transformed through the immediacy and qualities of the media. On my last visit to my Grandparents house I became interested in how memory becomes projected and distorted. I have begun to explore this through the shadows cast inside and outside the house and the shapes formed by the buildings on my walk between my house and theirs.
Dry point Printing has become an extension of drawing and allowed me to play and experiment further with a sensory sensation. Repeating an image to create movement in the composition and fading ink, further explores the projection and distortion of shadow as a visual memory.