I am a fine artist and educator, working across painting and sculpture. Through my practice, I have been exploring the potential of materials and the physicality of colour. When making my work, I am playful and observe dialogues between my work and the space I’m in. I will be studying a MA in Landscape Architecture, within the context of examining ecological and environmental issues.
I have been living in Milton Keynes for 2 1/2 years - a space that had been designed as a idealistic city, as an interesting space to observe and navigate. The grid network of roads and underpasses means driving around is easy but I find it unnervingly hard to orientate myself through landmarks. Whilst there are masses of green spaces and bike routes which enable safe passage across the city, I search for the beauty of chance and connections.
The grid as an idea in painting has always intrigued me. Breaking down the canvas into its constructs has often interested me more than the image on it. Now I am living in a grid, it is comforting and familiar. It is my nest. But I still search for space to break outside of it.
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