Aluma of Digswell Arts
My current paintings and drawings are concerned with personal memories, particularly of places, and how these fade and change the reality. Through recall, observation and research, I work through memories changing the images as clarity or new information emerges.
In the Pentimenti paintings, I explored altered images, allowing the changes, alterations and corrections of the memories to create a history of shapes, lines and colours. These elements start to dictate their own balance and composition, a release from the representational.
The Chronicles series followed on from Pentimenti and includes mixed media drawings. Taking the ideas and memories further, weaving text in and out of the images with texture becoming more evident.
More recently a number of commissions have led into semi abstract landscapes and more abstract sea and sky scapes.
2018 Horizon Studios DAT alumna
2013 Fellow of Digswell Arts Trust working in the Fenners Studios, Letchworth
Also workshops and classes in most painting an print media for adults and young people
Head of Art and Design, Creative Arts Faculty in schools in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Nottinghamshire
PGCE (Art Education) ATD BA Hons Fine Art