I trained as a textile designer and spent ten years in industry as a practising designer in a variety of positions working with designers such as Mary Quant, Jeff Banks and Margaret Howell. In 1984 I was appointed to a lectureship at The University of Manchester where I taught design until 2010.
Driven by concerns with location, time, meaning, and space my work tries to make chaos out of order as well as order out of chaos. It is concerned with serendipity and control, repetition and variation. Landscapes emerge out of sprayed grasses on canvas and paper while plants grow into abstract panels in series. My paintings are created using acrylic paint sprayed on real leaves while my digital work comes through an abstraction of my photographs of flowers and landscapes. In searching for a 'language of form' to describe a world of abstraction and imagination I try to find spaces, colours, times and light which evoke multi-layered meanings, experiences and states of mind.
Media: acrylic on canvas, paper and plywood and digital images on paper and canvas.
Influences: plants and natural forms, landscape, variation, serendipity, abstraction.