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My work is about figures, faces and forms. My previous career with disadvantaged children and young people underpins my pre-occupation with the universal themes of identity, empathy and mortality.
Whether working in art or education, I have always been interested in people and the human form. I use paint and print to explore the most appropriate way of depicting the figure.
I interpret, rather than directly translate, the images and incorporate a sense of ambivalence and ambiguity
into my work.
In my most recent body of work I have found ways to convey a view of humanity’s shared trauma by depicting people’s underlying concerns, hopes and fears, rather than simply their external characteristics.