"The subject comes directly from the unconscious"
My work focuses on figures, faces and forms in charcoal, paint
and print which combine reality with abstraction. I am influenced
by my recent work with people who often find themselves living
on the margins of society as well as by my previous teaching
experiences with young people and their families,
many of whom were disabled and disaffected.
Since moving to Cornwall I have benefited from the supportive
artistic community, the inspirational landscape and the
expressive freedom of the far west.
I am currently working on a series of figures and faces representing
the influences and ambiguities of our national and international
cultural and social heritage. I am also exploring the use
of natural pigments and other, often discarded,
materials through print and paint.