Works

Flea Circus 2021

This series of small works of glass paint and glitter, reimagine the Flea Circus as a modern festival DJ’s, food delivery, high wire acts as well as Pulgas Vestidas (dressed fleas). All of the acts are based on the traditional Victorian Flea Circus and the fleas based on traditional Mexican folk art.

 

Arcadia 2021

Arcadia is a vision of a post lockdown Utopia, after Giorgionne and Titian, saucy shepherds and tattooed ladies mingle and make out in a way that the rest of us could only dream about

 

The Lungs of Love 2011

The Lungs of Love, Graphite on Paper, 48 x 54 ins 2011. This is a drawing made from a found note that forms part of a larger series of Love Letters. Inspired by a found note bearing one word LOVE that was scrawled on a piece of paper. The repetition of the word as if  falling from a great height, with the marks smudged and gouged by rubbing away, creating a sense of movement, with the suggestion of lungs catching a breath as the ribcage expands. There is also a variable edition series of hand finished glitter screen prints made after the original drawing.

 

Black Lives Matter 2020

This series of small scale glitter paintings and prints, inspired by contemporary politics and in particular the Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion marches. The glitter paintings on board work together as a series, or as individual pieces

 

Isolation Heroes 2020

A series of drawings made during lockdown of people who have spent time in solitary confinement and survived. They are made in response to the current restriction of movement orders placed on people throughout the world.

 

SUPERFLY: Endangered UK Flora & Fauna 2019

This is a series of portraits of things that crawl, those that fly, some that sprout and others who sting. All of whom are noted as endangered in the UK.

 

 

‘It’s A Hard World For Little Things’  2013-2015
Children Carrying Heavy Objects

‘It’s A Hard World For Little Things’ is a series of large-scale graphite on paper drawings depicting children and what they carry, either physical societal, mental. The subjects in the drawings are cinematic in scale and bigger than the viewer. They show the positive aspects of the burdens that children carry, in the face of a cruel adult world.

 

The Night of the Hunter 2012

These large-scale drawings are inspired by a scene from The Night Of The Hunter, directed in 1955 by Charles Laughton.  This animated sequence shows an owl stalking its prey, we never see the moment of capture, but witness the swoop of the owl and hear the squeal of its quarry.

 

BLACK EYED SUSAN 2009 – 2012

This series of Acrylic ink and pen on canvas paintings, continues a long established way of working that is based on found words, images and notes. The works contain hidden, love letters and erotic images, layered over and turned around until the words become abstracted, distorted and almost impossible to read. During the process the paintings are worked on and rotated until the images have no top or bottom, the viewer being guided only by the forms that emerge.

Black Eyed Susan and Ring are both unavailable