My work is influenced by my background in architecture and archaeology, by music, theatre, and film, and by my Welsh & Irish Catholic roots.
My interest in Feminism and Feminist Art was at the heart of my academic research (Sheffield Hallam University, 2000), which flowed into my art practice, and today remains at my core.
I’m currently investigating my more emotional reactions to ‘Family’ and ’The Self’, and am planning to work alongside my 86-year-old Mother in my studio to develop her creativity … something that was suppressed for the majority of her life.
Engagement with other artists and the public feeds my investigations. In order to fully explore my own creative energies, I work abstractly but sometimes take a more traditional approach.
I use pen and ink, watercolour, oil, acrylic, plaster, wire, clay, and ‘found objects’ to produce 2D and 3D pieces. I use natural materials to make my own pigments and have also used non-digital, hand-printed photography.