I am a UK based self-taught conceptual artist and use mannequins and my own sculptures to construct photo art drawn upon narratives from the female perspective based on my own experiences of women’s rights and identity, domestic violence, mental health and invisible illness. I began my creative journey at age 45 in 2015 and have since shown work throughout the UK and internationally in Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Tokyo and Venice. In June/July 2019 I had my first solo show, Still Life, at The Jam Factory, Oxford; and in October 2018 I co-curated an exhibition at Espacio Gallery, London which coincided with World Mental Health Day and brought together 43 international, emerging and accomplished artists who express life’s difficulties through artwork created as and for self-expression, communication and therapeutic release.
My intention is to create subtle, relatable images that portray both the frangible and durable elements of our existence; in which the subject matter is almost secondary and conversely more intense, and which express vulnerability and instability but also allude to the fundamental core strength within - in an attempt to capture the fragility of self. I enjoy responding to both reference and materials in unconventional ways, pushing their and my boundaries. I print, mount and frame all work myself and due to the processes I use each print is unique.
I am drawn to and inspired by the subjective work and language of artists such as Dumas, Emin and Schiele.