Working Practice: As a visual artist I balance a self-directed studio
practice with collaboration and engagement. I have undertaken a
number well received and successful artistic residencies, research-led
arts projects and public art commissions, which have allowed me to
develop and employ a wide range of skills in creativity and design,
specifically in the area of ‘Health and Well-being’.

Artistic Statement: In painting, the body; its multitude of functions and
its relationship with the material properties of paint, are primary
concerns. I use it as a framework to explore the subjects of physicality,
intimacy and sensation. I create highly decorative, detailed and
intricately patterned surfaces, fusing a myriad of cultural references,
from topographic and diagrammatic engravings, arabesques,
micrographic reproductions and cellular structures, in an attempt to
explore and reflect the correlation that exists between them. In recent
paintings, scenes which invoke the natural world also reveal the
anatomy of patterns which persist and endure throughout life, and the
unifying forces that underlie all living things.