I am a painter and printmaker. I love the processes of both and enjoy how they cross fertilise. Although my first degree was in sculpture, I also made woodblock prints and in my more recent MA, I constructed a printed and painted wallpaper intervention.
There are currently two interweaving strands to my work, pattern making and things floral. More specifically I like the way patterns speak of habit, things that are repeated again and again. I am also intrigued by the notion of patterns of behaviour.
In many of my paintings imagery is often partially hidden or revealed. The layers also hint at how behaviour can mask feeling. There is an aspect of the decorative but it sometimes lacks decorum; flowers seem to disrupt or ‘play up’.
I think one of my personal highlights has been selling one of the wallpaper intervention pieces to the School of Art on the completion of my MA at Central St Martins. I’d had a memorable time making ‘Behaviour’ in situ, knowing that it would last only as long as the show itself and was then given the opportunity to make another piece.