Abstract contemporary art deco cubist modern original mixed media work
Panel / Board / MDF. 66 x 96 x 5 cm (unframed). This work is a hybrid of painting and relief sculpture, formed from offcuts of wood, some geometric and some organic in shape, which have been arranged and painted. The work is created intuitively through a process of layering, reconfiguration, and re-painting until a kind of resolution is achieved. Through the relationships between the various elements within the work hints of narrative or representation may emerge. As a teenager I started out as a printmaker, and a lot of the processes and techniques I picked up there I have carried over into my painting and sculpture. Screenprinting in particular involves working with flat planes of colour and building up images in multiple layers, and I use this approach in much of my current work; In the end I found that painting offered me a more direct and less mediated way of working. I tend to work intuitively without a clear idea of where each piece will end, preferring to let the process itself direct the finished form of the work.
I studied for a degree in fine art in my twenties followed by a master's degree in sculpture. For the last few years I have been working at Cuckoo farm studios in Essex, (an old farm converted into thirty art studios) where I work as a full time artist.