I’m a painter , sculptor and installation artist from the North West. I’m married with four children aged from 12 years to 20 years!
I have spent most of my career working in education, focusing on mental health and behavioural difficulties. I recently left my full time job to complete a BA Hons in Fine Art . I enjoyed this so much I went on to study a Masters in Fine Art. I’m currently in my first year at Uclan.
Some of the questions I’m trying to adress in my work are about how immersive art can provide a starting point to talk about mental health and how this could give people an everyday , brief respite.
I am currently looking at ways to create an immersive installation aimed at uplifting spirits! I want to create an imaginary world with art that gives the viewer a tiny window,a porthole of something that’s endless but that suggests it is part of something much bigger. Leaving the audience to imagine the rest of it , suggesting it goes on forever…To take people away , briefly, from everyday life .Endless possibilities…
I am an artist who is trying to start a conversation about the benefits of Art in Mental Health and Education. My paintings centre around my personal memory of childhood and my passion for nature. I like to create abstract , imaginary worlds that can seem almost dreamlike with endless possibilities. I prefer to work on a large scale with oils and mixed media . I am inspired by our natural landscapes and my passion for nature .