Statement/ About Me

 

I take a thematic approach to my work. I develop installations and exhibitions. I also produce Artists’ Books.

After intensive research, I combine a matrix of interchangeable but specific ideas, which may contain archival material, images and text. I spend a lot of time thinking while teasing out insights and meanings. The result of this process might be an Installation, Exhibition, a Book or all three.

I consider the evidence of process to be as important as “final pieces,” because my work always feels provisional. A set or series of pieces is more interesting than a single item. There is never just one answer.

The narrative is a way of opening a discussion with an audience which is why I love to make Artist Books.  An installation or an Exhibition is like a book blown open and spread around the space. Much of my material comes from close observation of nature and the garden, because it is an existential mirror of the human world.

I produce printmaking, artist books, construction, photography or painted work, depending on the relevance of those media. I am a keen collaborator and have curated shows including the work of others.

 

Exhibitions and Book Fairs shown in the last 5 years only, although I have been working as an artist since 2005

2019 The Baltic Book Fair.

2019 BABE Bristol Artists’ Book Fair.

2018 book “Borders” bought by The British Library.

2018 two books sold by thebookartbookshop in London, to University Libraries.

2018, “Turn the Page Artist book Fair” in Norwich.

2017 “Nichoir Book/Box” bought by The University of Bilkent, Turkey.

2017 Exhibition at the Artists’ Book Archive, Milan

2017 Leeds Artists’ Book Fair at The Tetley.

2016 – 2020 World Book Night with University of the West of England book artists.

2015 Book Exhibition “Livre d’Artiste & Jeu de Hazard” Marseille, France.

2018 July -September, Solo Exhibition at The Upper Wharfedale Museum and The Wishbone Gallery in Grassington. “The Land-Layers Through Time,” For the Grassington Festival.

2018 Artist in residence at the Upper Wharfedale Museum.

2018 Photographs exhibited on The Big Screen, City Square, Bradford.

2016 Artist in Residence at “The Leeds Library.”

2015 Artist at Conference, The Soil Association, Bristol.

2015 Solo exhibition “Something Rich and Strange” at South Square, Thornton, Bradford.