The brain is wonderful . It connects us to everything if we let it. Part of the inside out exhibition. I was exploring the way I perceive my reality which I sometimes struggle with . Although it can be difficult to be open about our thoughts, I was inspired by the interesting conversations with visitors. enhanced scanned photograph
observing tiny limpets I love the fact that we live in an age where physics is so exciting. The more I inquire the more I feel connected to everything.
Making a clay structure at Broomhill sculpture gardens
We call it the holiday beach it is so beautiful. As usual I am rummaging for interesting things.
collecting local pigment and using it to paint the rocks
Playing classical guitar. Sometimes I play at my exhibitions. I had a brilliant teacher, Nathan Vernon . I do have breaks from playing. I enjoy the discipline and the way I can be absorbed trying to make each note. I was in a band many years ago, classical guitar is so different it distracts me from my thoughts and can give me a sense of calm. Nathan also introduced me to a wider selection of music. I have always loved music. I am lucky to have a musical family.
sewing her ear on ready for the exhibition Inside out
Do you know who you are? Enhanced photograph Part of the Inside out exhibition .
Is the floor level I built my studio which started small several years ago it has been growing ever since . I love it. Many friends have been involved in the build. I enjoy making things. I find my creativity everywhere. It did take some time to make the floor level though. More information in Projects
Part of a series where I photographed each layer of paint, some wet others dry. -there were many. eventually covering the whole thing with casting plaster. In the end all that remained a was a white plastered canvas and a series of photographs, the only proof that there was anything underneath. My thinking was: When is a painting a sculpture and an invisible painting a series of photographs? Makes you think. Book available soon not yet published.
In the undergrowth photographing water Exmoor
Down End, for a long time this place was my open studio and was my favorite cove in the world. I have done extensive work here.
Enhanced photograph of myself part of the inside out exhibition.
sewn leaves which was part of 'About the land' exhibition at Broomhill sculpture gardens.
Originally from Birkenhead Merseyside During a visit to Devon about twenty years ago I decided right then to move here. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I live in a cottage in Hartland now with a beautiful garden near the sea. I have been an artist for more than forty years and have exhibited nationally. I have designed and undertaken many art projects , commissions and residencies. Near Bucks mills. Claire and I spent the day playing with the pebbles
During the studio build. Its very important to drink copious amounts of tea.
from the structure of a nebulae in space,
to the smallest wisp within an atom