MA Fine Art Hertfordshire University
My paintings begin with the Yoga body. I find the forms the body creates in Yoga postures very inspiring and importantly the yoking of the mind and body. Working from home in my studio I look to BKS Iyengar for authentic postures and insight into Yoga philosophy. When I paint I aim to be in the mind of the Yoga practitioner transcending boundaries into a cosmic consciousness where I aim to seek meaning through form, colour, texture.
Governed by the moon I sense forces that manifest rhythmically in my work offering the viewer the potential to see what I see and be drawn into my world where horizons are limitless and textures reveal the subconscious. As an abstract artist I allow and encourage the rhythm of pattern and potential of each shape, I look for unity in line and form encapsulating positive and negative space / absence and presence.
2019 Kimpton Art Festival, Hertfordshire
2019 Affordable S.art Sale @ Naomi Czuba Dance Studio, London Colney, St Albans
2017 Affordable S.art Sale @ All Saints Studios, St Albans
2017 Gallery 32 Fleetville, St Albans
2016 Affordable S.art Sale @ All Saints Studios, St Albans
2015 Traces - Peter Ingram Gallery, Frogmore Paper Mill, Hertfordshire - Traces - series of drawings and works on paper that aim to evoke aspects of Time, Sequence and Journey.
2015 Interwoven - Space 2 Gallery Watford Museum - Installation of painting and video projections that aims to extend the idea of the horizontal and vertical line culminating in a diverse collection of materials that focus on the merging of infinite lines and eternal forms.
2015 Form & Colour Workshop - Space 2 Gallery Watford Museum - An introduction to abstraction through drawing, painting, observation.
2015 Tea with the Artist - Space 2 Gallery Watford Museum - Communicating the inspiration behind Interwoven.
2014 Sequences - Art and Design Gallery, Hertfordshire University Sequence of Stills (awakening) mixed media 2014 and Flow - video 2014 - https://vimeo.com/104798573
2014 Sequences (The Settled Mind) - Studio Installation - Hertfordshire University Sequences (The Settled Mind) presents the viewer with an installation that aims to slow down Time. Inspiration from ancient physical and mental practices have shaped the formality of my work that show drawing, painting, cut-outs and video unified by a monochrome layer that supports the drawn line. The silent space that surrounds the moving image lends itself to the eternal and the presence of the sequences allow the viewer to rest and observe a still.
2014 Form and Colour Workshops - Hatfield Community Resource Centre, Hertfordshire
2013 Infinity - Framework Gallery, Hertfordshire University. Time, Transcendence and the Infinite Nature of Existence. Gravity led works explore aspects of time, distance and journey encapsulating the concept of infinity in the very nature of this painting process that aim to depict earthly and cosmic landscapes.
2012 Carina Haslam Gallery, Great Missenden
2012 Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, HVAF Open Studios - Paintings inspired by the landscape and yoga chakras.
2012 Ayot St Lawrence Art Show, Palladian Church, Hertfordshire
2012 Walter Strachan Gallery, Bishops Stortford - Painting
2011 One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden
2011 The Place, Letchworth Arts Centre
2011 Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire - Contemporary Art Fair
2011 Ayot St Lawrence Art Show, Palladian Church, Hertfordshire
2011 Hertford Theatre, Hertford
2011 The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, Hertfordshire - Solo Show
2010 Kingsbury Barn, St Albans - HVA members exhibition
2010 Kimpton Art Festival, Hertfordshire
2007 Virginia Banks, Surrey
2005 Bloom Gallery, St Albans HVAF Open Studios
2004 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
2003 The New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City - Open Exhibition The Art Van Go Awards given for Land Escape - Highly Commended
2003 Prize awarded - Access to Active Art Competition, Hertfordshire
2003 HVAF Open Studios
2003 Rivers Gallery, Stroud
2003 Art Fair, Art Van Go, Knebworth
2003 Walkern Gallery, Hertfordshire
2002 Virginia Banks, Surrey
2002 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
2002 1st Prize Hertfordshire Open - Margaret Harvey Gallery awarded by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Keith Stammers
2001 Spiritual Escape - Platform Art, Gloucester Road Underground Station, London - Sculpture - inspired by Hatha Yoga
2001 HVAF Open Studios
2001 Artists Access to Art College Scheme - Hertfordshire University
2000 HVAF Open Studios
2000 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
1999 Hertfordshire Open, Prize awarded by the faculty of Art & Design, Margaret Harvey Gallery
1995 Gardner Arts Centre Brighton
1990 - 1992 Visiting Lecturer Richmond-Upon-Thames College of Art & Design
1989 - 1991 Visiting Lecturer Hertfordshire College of Art & Design
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