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Limited Space Series 2 2012

The performance artist Ruth Barker emailed me an image of her taken in the Glasgow School of Art , she was wearing a strange red voluminous garment and was barefoot. The colours of the image were rich and had  various light and shade effects going...

Limited Space Series 1 2012

I became increasingly interested in the psychological space suggested between painted figures. In these cropped scenes the viewer can make real or imagined interpretations of the scene....

MFA Exhibition 2012

My Masters final exhibition in 2012 consisted of 4 series of paintings. Paintings on board, paintings on card, paintings on wooden blocks and one large work on canvas. The work was based on a relationship between 2 people where time and space is non specific....

Five Minute Paintings

I've called these 5 minute paintings but in reality they take longer some, like the first one which was a birthday card for my daughter took about an hour....

Xmas Gift Tiles 2013

Each Xmas I've taken to painting 5cm tiles with little images to give as Xmas presents....

Girl on a Bed with Dog 2015

This painting began life as an image of a young girl sitting on a bed in a bedroom. As usual it has gone through many changes from literal and realistic imagery of photographic type wall pictures to blurred and surreal wallscapes. The overall effect is...

Poppy and Todd at the Beach 2015

Despite being a fair distance from the sea I made a few paintings with the beach as a backdrop. The painting is quite primitive and the landscape is divided into three. ...

The ‘WALKER” Paintings 2015

These 6 paintings were made over the summer of 2015 while taking part in the Walthamstow Arts Trail. It was a lovely summer so I was able to work outside. The images are taken from our old family album of myself, sisters and mum and...