I divide my time between Germany, the UK and France, my travel inspires a lot of my work.
I draw constantly, my drawing informs and feeds all my work, however abstract or expressionist it might be.
Recently I have been looking at an entirely different way of drawing where I will, to quote Paul Klee, “take a line for a walk”. My ‘line’ though, is a stitched one, using machine embroidery to let the line do what it wants. Let the line run free. It is only when a drawing is done that I sit back and discover and unveil the story that the line is telling me and give it life, using colour and ink drawing.
The results are playful and profound, the line becoming literally the thread that joins the characters together in a world of storytelling and fairytale.
The work has been a departure and almost a light relief from my normal big abstract oil paintings. The small format gives me permission to play, and once started I could not stop discovering.
2007 – Master of Fine Art with merit Coventry University, UK
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2016 Karl-Kaipf, Herbrechtingen, Germany
2013 Duale Hochschule, Heidenheim, Germany
2011 Galerie Sebastien Kapelle, Ulm, Germany
2010 Broderick Fine Art Gallery, Freehold NY, USA
2009 Rathaus Galerie, Herbrechtingen, Germany
2008 Galerie Toni Mueller, Bern, Switzerland
2007 Where I fell in love Galerie, Shipston, UK
2005 Warwick University Library Gallery, UK
2001 Schranne, Giengen, Germany
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 Warwickshire Open Studio, Leamington, UK
2018 Warwickshire Open Studio, Leamington, UK
2017 Warwickshire Open Studio, Leamington, UK
2016 Warwickshire Open Studio, Leamington, UK
2014 Warwickshire Open Studio, Leamington, UK
2012 Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
2009 Kunst aus Giengen, Germany
2008 Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
work in public & private collections