My work is influenced by my background in architecture and archaeology, by music, theatre, and film, and by my Welsh & Irish Catholic roots.
The artists I have spent the last year looking at are Phyllida Barlow, Cornelia Parker and Alina Szapocznikow.
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.
Most recently I am investigating my more emotional reactions to ‘Family’ and ’The Self’, and plan 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.
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.