I'm an artist designer and maker with a profound love of colour. I’m naturally curious with a very loose approach to making so I find it easy to work with multiple mediums, always with the same intention of using a visual vocabulary which crosses all materials. Experimentation and play are important parts of my practice and embracing the accidental or unpredictable are essential parts of that. Two constant themes are colour and music. I’ve always found a lyrical energy and exuberance in colour that's very seductive and the layering of colour shade and pattern to me resonates with the way sound tone and texture are layered to create music. It’s a subliminal feed that I often see reflected in the gestures shapes and marks of a finished piece of work.
I learned process, chemistry and the science of colour from the craft of printing which finely tuned a way of thinking in layers that has always come naturally to me. Using digital technology embraced as a tool to enhance my skills now enables me to innovate, making some pieces that couldn’t be created any other way
A favourite quote from Kurt Vonnegut that always seems to ring true:
"Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art no matter how well or badly is a way to make your soul grow for heavens sake. Sing in the shower, dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You'll get an enormous reward. You will have created something"