In different lights a blue may look bright blue, grey blue, dark blue or even blue-green. Which is real? Which can we touch? Colour is intangible, ungraspable, we feel that the colours around us are static but the reality is they are constantly changing and our actual experience of a particular colour is changed by its transparency and its surrounding colours. It will be different every time we encounter it.
In my paintings I am working with this intangibleness in colour to explore the nature of the subtle energies that flow between and around us. This flow might be: ~ the movement of energy between our inner world and the outer world around us; ~ the subtle energy transferences of breath, heat, and non verbal energy in a fleeting moment with another species; ~ the meeting points between two seas with different salinity, they don’t merge easily so a place of energy exchange forms between them.
These ‘between’ energies that flow and merge are intangible and mostly invisible.
Colour is intangible but mostly visible. Within the third arena of painting I am able to explore and play with the push, pull and flow of these two intangibilities together.
Studied Fine Art at Wimbledon (Foundation) and Chelsea College of Art (BA Hons.)
Solo & Collaborative Projects
2015 'Traces & Echoes' Installation ASC Project Space London
2013 'Dips and Hollows' Solo Exhibition Unit 3 Project Space, Bromley-by-Bow London
2012 Film: ‘Terra Firma’ Split-screen Film Collaboration with Theatre Artist Jennifer Farmer
Shown at Hackney WicKed Film Festival 2012
2018 CWND, Wood Wharf Construction Site at Canary Wharf London E14
(This resulted in a continuing series of photographs of layered colour light reflections on water)
2015 ASC Project Space Residency 'Traces & Echoes'
(Installation exploring the subtle energies of place through colour line and space)
2013 Degree Art Gallery, Vyner St, London E2
2019 ‘Time to Think’ Festival Pil d’Ours, France
2019 ‘Ex Libris’ CWND Residency Exhibition Canary Wharf London
2019 ‘Flow Photo’ National Waterways Museum, Liverpool
2019 ‘Flow Photo’ Gloucester Museum Canal and River Trust
2018 '40° Celsius' ASC Gallery, selected by Tabish Khan, Art Critic for Londonist
2014 'Artist Interrupted' Long White White Cloud, London
2013 ‘In All Directions’ 10 artists Degree Art, Vyner Street, London
2012 ‘Gold in the Crucible’ Hoxton Arches (Interactive Installation “A beaten Path to...’)
Curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo
2012 Pecha Kucha talk 'Earth and the Subtle Energies that form a Beaten Path'
2011 ‘A Beaten Path to...’ Interactive Earth installation Group Exhibition Bromley by Bow
2010 ‘Spit and Scrub’ Open Studios ASC Bromley by Bow
1997 Exhibition at Paul Smith HQ Floral Street Covent Garden, London
1996 South London Gallery Group Exhibition
1996 Conductors Hallway Gallery, Camberwell Green, London
2003 Competition Winner:: Intranet Icon Design for the London Chamber of Commerce
1993 Hilda Martindale Award.