I am an emerging artist with a career in architecture and am a visiting tutor at BSoAD [Birmingham School of Architecture and Design].
My artwork is in contrast / a foil to the precision of architectural drawing being based around the use of softer materials including charcoal & graphite, paint & collage and printmaking.
My art practice explores my relationship to observing and connecting with landscapes. I immerse myself in landscapes, to connect with the land. I observe. I notice the lines in the land, formed by time and movement. I notice forms, structures, patterns.
These spaces do not need a technical, architectural solution, just pure emotion.
I respond intuitively to this space and place through sketching and mark making. I document, record and react making an emotional, abstract response.
This is an evolving method of exploring myself and my response to unstructured natural spaces instead of built environments.
I am interested in exploring and experimenting with materials, forms and textures, with a greater awareness, focus and freedom; to explore the physicality of drawing and to gather a language of mark making.
2022 - Exploring Large Scale Drawing monthly workshops – General Office Gallery
03.2022 STARTS Workshop – Judy Woods Art online course
10.2021 Making Your Mark – Liz Ackerley – online course
09.2021 Planographic Printmaking – Draw Brighton – online course
1992 - 1994 PG Dip Urban Design
1991 RIBA Part 3 Professional Practice
1988 - 1990 PG Dip Architecture
1984 - 1987 BA [Hons] Architecture
03.2021 Correspondence Collective / Clayhill Arts ‘Restriction’ exhibition
10.2021 Round Lemon Kitchen Gallery, The Hive, Moseley, Birmingham
03.2022 Guest tutor at BSoAD delivering a charcoal drawing workshop to architecture, interiors and landscape design students
2010 – 2020 Visiting Tutor – BSoAD tutoring 3rd year [L6] architecture students
Website article / interview by Dartmoor Collective here