I tend to work intuitively, to express my emotions and to explore my unconscious. Ultimately my aim is to produce work with which the viewer will feel a connection; to be drawn into it and to develop an emotional response of their own.
Cornwall has always been my spiritual home and I am now excited to be resident here. Historically I undertook a couple of short residencies at Cape Cornwall and have always found inspiration from the wild bleakness of the North Atlantic Coast set against its sheer beauty. This duality fascinates me, much in the same way as the dancers with whom I have often worked, and the agony and ecstasy of ballet.
When sculpting I mostly work with plaster as it allows a good degree of spontaneity due to the necessity of working quickly as it dries. I love to build deeply textural surfaces which offer the ability to add language to the form. My sculptures tend to be cast in bronze or bronze resin which enables me to achieve gorgeous patinas.
Over the last couple of years I have discovered painting and I really enjoy the immediacy and the ability for spontaneity this new medium offers; I delight in the use of colour and the textural qualities which echo those in my sculptural work.
My MA course in Art & Science (2017/8) at Central Saint Martins, London has enabled me to connect my practice with my first degree in Psychology and the neuropsychological and psychoanalytical aspects of making art.
My work is held in private collections across the globe and I have undertaken numerous commissions (including two publically visible sculptures in St Ives) and frequently show in mainstream London shows and exhibitions.