I am curious about the integrity of children’s responses and their primal instincts. Do our connections with animals change as we become adults? Do we always have an ancient, primordial understanding of them and why is it that we feel certain things when observing different species, even if we have had no personal contact with them before?
Working as closely as I can in automatic action, I draw and apply paint to surfaces using colours influenced by the traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, and Carl Jung philosophy. I wish for the pieces to have their own language and compass. Each one informs another, and it is this intercommunication that allows me to understand what my next steps will be.
I am an artist educator and an artist. I work with key stage 1 all the way through to adults. I design, deliver and facilitate sessions with a focus on painting and illustration. Clients include: Tate St Ives, Newlyn School Art, Kestle Barton, Newlyn gallery and the exchange, Penlee House Gallery, Truro shapshifting project, Orleans House Gallery, Groundwork (Hammersmith and Fulham council) and a variety of schools in London and Cornwall.