Art Series

Mummalo (2018)

My new paintings draw on family cohesion and examine themes of raising children and what it is to be a mother. They capture evocative mother and daughter scenarios mixed up with everyday life experience that become figurative abstractions of the truth. My drawing lines are powerful – as the interplay between line and form helps me to find the painting.  I offer the viewer a balanced whole, one that can be grasped instantly. The paintings are intuitively composed as I respond to the demands of the flat picture plane.

I remain interested in psychology and explore themes around child behaviour and how a mother has to rely on her instincts to resolve problems.  I question why woman often feel deskilled in this role – doing daily ordinary things well, yet feeling she is doing it all wrong. My paintings are from memories of raising my daughters while living abroad and in the UK. They display ideas or embody meanings around this untaught responsibility as faceless figures appear happy and secure as they nestle amongst everyday household stuff.  Yet there is no tangible frame of reference, but perhaps one of a solitary journey, one of a lost identity.  Feelings of patience, isolation, compassion and perseverance charge my paintings to bring about the daily practical mothering style we learn along the way – a change of orientation. View all…

Mummalo (2018)

My new paintings draw on family cohesion and examine themes of raising children and what it is to be a mother. They capture evocative mother and daughter scenarios mixed up with everyday life experience that become figurative abstractions of the truth. My drawing lines are powerful – as the interplay between line and form helps me to find the painting.  I offer the viewer a balanced whole, one that can be grasped instantly. The paintings are intuitively composed as I respond to the demands of the flat picture plane.

I remain interested in psychology and explore themes around child behaviour and how a mother has to rely on her instincts to resolve problems.  I question why woman often feel deskilled in this role – doing daily ordinary things well, yet feeling she is doing it all wrong. My paintings are from memories of raising my daughters while living abroad and in the UK. They display ideas or embody meanings around this untaught responsibility as faceless figures appear happy and secure as they nestle amongst everyday household stuff.  Yet there is no tangible frame of reference, but perhaps one of a solitary journey, one of a lost identity.  Feelings of patience, isolation, compassion and perseverance charge my paintings to bring about the daily practical mothering style we learn along the way – a change of orientation. View all…

Mummalo (2018)

My new paintings draw on family cohesion and examine themes of raising children and what it is to be a mother. They capture evocative mother and daughter scenarios mixed up with everyday life experience that become figurative abstractions of the truth. My drawing lines are powerful – as the interplay between line and form helps me to find the painting.  I offer the viewer a balanced whole, one that can be grasped instantly. The paintings are intuitively composed as I respond to the demands of the flat picture plane.

I remain interested in psychology and explore themes around child behaviour and how a mother has to rely on her instincts to resolve problems.  I question why woman often feel deskilled in this role – doing daily ordinary things well, yet feeling she is doing it all wrong. My paintings are from memories of raising my daughters while living abroad and in the UK. They display ideas or embody meanings around this untaught responsibility as faceless figures appear happy and secure as they nestle amongst everyday household stuff.  Yet there is no tangible frame of reference, but perhaps one of a solitary journey, one of a lost identity.  Feelings of patience, isolation, compassion and perseverance charge my paintings to bring about the daily practical mothering style we learn along the way – a change of orientation. View all…

Loss (2017)

This series of quilt paintings continued to investigate what lies beneath and between the painted surface. It was exhibited in my first solo show titled ‘intra’ at Winchester Gallery. This was a poignant body of work as it was made while grieving for the loss of my mother. View all…

Loss (2017)

This series of quilt paintings continued to investigate what lies beneath and between the painted surface. It was exhibited in my first solo show titled ‘intra’ at Winchester Gallery. This was a poignant body of work as it was made while grieving for the loss of my mother. View all…

Loss (2017)

This series of quilt paintings continued to investigate what lies beneath and between the painted surface. It was exhibited in my first solo show titled ‘intra’ at Winchester Gallery. This was a poignant body of work as it was made while grieving for the loss of my mother. View all…

Split (2017)

In this series I was investigating paint in it’s purest form – oil straight from the can! These works draw on ideas about mother and daughter relationships examining themes around baking, twins and cell reproduction. View all…

Serious Damage (2016-2017)

This series of work investigated the materiality of paint once set into plaster. My process was one of a destructive nature which gave me a sense of relief while dealing with personal memories related to the body. I was searching for a hidden beauty, perhaps something that could only be revealed through serious damage. View all…

Serious Damage (2016-2017)

This series of work investigated the materiality of paint once set into plaster. My process was one of a destructive nature which gave me a sense of relief while dealing with personal memories related to the body. I was searching for a hidden beauty, perhaps something that could only be revealed through serious damage. View all…

Serious Damage (2016-2017)

This series of work investigated the materiality of paint once set into plaster. My process was one of a destructive nature which gave me a sense of relief while dealing with personal memories related to the body. I was searching for a hidden beauty, perhaps something that could only be revealed through serious damage. View all…