I consider place and its meaning to an individual in my work. Literal interpretations of environment, representations of mapping as well as more abstract concepts about our individual finite existence and our relationship with home find their way into my pieces. Tradition, both familial and cultural, lie at the heart of my artistic practice and in many instances I am considering memory and knowledge and how this is transferred across generations.
I work experimentally with printmaking techniques, I enjoy the historical relevance of this method of working and passing on of traditional skills. Using the book itself makes reference to our cultural heritage, a traditional skill that relies on methods that have remained unchanged for centuries.
On the Same Page – Loose Leaves and Bound Books, jaggedart, London, UK (2016); 5th Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize Exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK (2015); Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire, UK (2015); Cascais International Book Art Exhibition, First edition, Cascais, Portugal (2015); Codex Book Fair, represented by Abecedarian Gallery, California, USA (2015); Artists’ Book Cornucopia, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2015); The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire, curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK (2014); The RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2014); Liverpool Artists’ Book Exhibition, Central Library, Liverpool, UK (2014); One Thousand Cranes, O3 Gallery, Oxford, UK (2014); Spirit of Womanhood, gallery@oxo, South Bank, London, UK (2014); The Printed Page, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2014); Women in the Arts 2014: Booked, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, Australia (2014); 4th Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK (2013); 5th International Artists’ Book Exhibition, King St Stephen Museum, Hungary (2013); Artists’ Book Cornucopia, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2013).