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About My Practice

I have been painting for over 25 years, and professionally for the last 2, graduating from the Newlyn School of Art Professional Mentoring Programme in 2018 where I was tutored by some of Britain’s leading contemporary artists and teachers. I have exhibited at several galleries in Cornwall and at pop up events near London, and my work hangs in private collections in the UK, France, the Philippines, Canada and Japan.

 

My work focuses on identity and place and the complex, layered relationship between the two:

the threads of meaning and significance that are spun from the environment around us. These associations (acknowledged and forgotten) we weave into landscapes - mental and emotional constructs that are more than the earth, water and air of which they are composed.

I seek to unravel these associations and reform them; to reassert our deep affinity with place, not through flag or nation, but mediated by the Earth itself, of which we are a part.  

Timeline
2019
October              Solo show 'Gara Connected Forms',
                             Camberley, Surrey
2018 
Graduate from Newlyn School of Art Professional Mentoring Programme 
November 2018  'Aquarium' Group Show
                                PZ Gallery, Penzance
Summer 2018     Chapel House Gallery, Penzance
 
Qualifications & Publications
2015                        MA Stage 1 (Distinction) Art History
                                Open University                                                                                                   Academic paper 'An Examination of                                                             Contradiction? Filipino Identity and Juan Luna's                                       Spoliarium' 
June 2008            Winchester Writer's Conference                                                                      Short Story Finalist - 'Wooden Eyes'