I am inspired by the world around me – particularly floral and natural forms and their relationship with the man-made structures among them.
Being a mother is a significant part of my identity and therefore motherhood directly influences my practice.
I feel inspired by the care-free, creating for the process approach my children take towards mark-making.
Art to them is all about the now – the finished piece is not as important to them. I try to consider this when painting.
I encourage creativity in my children as much as possible and frequently include them in my process allowing them to paint directly onto my paintings if they wish or to work alongside me on their own works.
Recently my work has focused on the juxtaposition of raw emotion and controlled thought.
Geometric lines sit among expressive and emotive mark making and colour washes representing my experience of being a mother artist – constantly trying to scrabble together some routine and control in an ongoing battle to balance motherhood, building our life together as a family, my art, my emotions and anxieties.