To completely relax in order to let my work 'happen' is a treat that I never take for granted. I feel I need to be reasonably organised and in control of things in the rest of my life so time to let go - to make work - is essential.
I'm convinced that too much choice is not good for us.
I have begun to realise that, more and more, in order to cope with this mad busy visual world, I edit out - simplify it into flat shapes - negative and positive, sitting alongside each other, which I find quite interesting.
I feel so lucky to have studied under Andy Goldsworthy, Andrew Bick, Elizabeth Wright and Roger Ackling, among others, on Foundation and during MA. Each of these thoughtful reflective artists offered so much; I learned new ways of curating, of approaching process, of rigorous editing, of tenacity and that I will never stop learning.
For me, making artwork is as much about enjoying the process of making as it is about the outcome.
It is also about response: responding to the simplest of triggers.
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2007 MA Fine Art, Norwich School of Art & Design
1992 PGCE Art & Design; Distinction in Theory of Education
1987 BA in Fine Art (2:1); Commendation in General Theory
commissions and freelance design work
2018 Construct - my second for a private collector, Spain
2016 Construct for private collector, Spain
2015 Graphic Scores for Natural Causes, Norwich
2014 Exhibition invitation design, art consultant, Norwich
2014 Graphic Design jobs, various individual clients
2013 Marketing materials design, Norwich entrepreneur
2012 Magazine cover illustration for South Side Guide, Norfolk
2010-13 Textile Design, represented by Vanessa Calver
1993 Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
1990 Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London
1988-96 Textile Design, represented by Indesign; clients included Macy’s, New York