Educated: Holly Lodge High School for Girls
Higher Ed.: St. Katharine’s College of Ed. Art & Craft (Print & Photography)
1975-2011 Teacher of Art & Design in Liverpool and the West Midlands
2005- Freelance artist, teacher and tutor.
2003 Elected Associate Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2006 Elected Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
RBSA Open Exhibitions & as an Invited artist since 1998
RBSA Associate & Member 2003
Mid Art 1998-2004
DSOA Dudley Art Gallery From 1997
Gateway Shrewsbury Open Print Biennale 2004-08
Gateway Shrewsbury Mirror Image (invited) 2005
R.B.S.A. Café Gallery Solo Show 2005
R.B.S.A. Black Country Visions 2005
Dudley Museum, Black Country Visions 2006
“Take 12” Artist/Teachers Walsall New Gallery 2006
Derby Open 2007
Birmingham Open 2007
Russells Hall Hospital 1st Floor Exhibn. Area 2008-11
RWE Open Print Exhibition Bristol 2009
RBSA Craft Gallery Solo Show 2009
DSOA Botanical Gardens Spring Exhibition 2010
RWE Open Bristol 2010
RBSA Craft Gallery Solo Show 2011
Coming from a photographic background, I have always been aware of my surroundings. Over the years, I have built up a large collection of photographic images, most have stayed as photographs, but others have become parts of my prints. I rarely photograph people as I am more interested in the apparently timeless world, which often disappears without warning to accommodate a road or supermarket complex.
The work is usually inspired by belief, the elusive quality of, Who?
The huge collection of Monumental Masonry, which is being lost through vandalism, has provided me with a rich variety of resources, which I have printed, together with other images to form a statement. These pictures often include relief prints from found materials, which I may reproduce as screened images or print from them directly. I also add to the work with painted ink or mono prints. I enjoy producing unique pieces of work by overlaying and piecing together arrangements of objects.
I believe that Art should be about our responses to the world about us, and recording the changes in society, in a visual way, is part of that process. My most recent work relates to the theme of “Angels”. I am presenting angels from different places, sometimes including other items of interest. I have been working on a smaller scale than usual, which has given me the chance to experiment with “Distressing” techniques, where I have added gold, brown and red ink, then removed them to give a worn effect.
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