2017 Art Trail
Traditional print media, intaglio and relief, including drypoint, linocut, mono print and collage are my favourite techniques. I use my own photos as reference material alongside drawing and watercolour, to explore and interrogate ideas. Subject matter is grounded in a study of art and its histories through a feminist perspective.
After ‘dropping out’ of college in the mid-70’s, my training as a mature student in the 1990’s led to a fledgling career as an exhibiting professional artist/part-time art school tutor cut short by the need to earn a living wage. Now retired from the rat-race, I devote my attention to personal creative growth, following my life-long passion for art in all its forms, including decades of life-drawing which informs my work.
Interests/influences include still-life and genre paintings, depictions of domesticity, 1970’s video and performance art, anything from Rembrandt, Durer and Chardin to Nancy Spero, Martha Rosler and Paula Rego.
Recent subject matter has moved outdoors, walking with sketchbook and camera around my favourite Yorkshire localities with a strong sense of history – coastline, moor and field – trying to capture in print and line, the fleeting mood of a place and time.
2016 Art Trail
I work mostly in traditional print media, covering intaglio and relief, etching, linocut, mono-printing and collage. I use photographic references but mostly rely on drawing and watercolour, working to explore and expand initial ideas. My subject matter is grounded in a study of art and its histories through the perspective of feminism.
My training as a mature student of printmaking in the 1990’s and subsequent career as a professional artist/part-time tutor has been temporarily interrupted by the need to earn a living by other means. Now approaching retirement, I can soon give my undivided attention to personal creative growth, drawing on my long-standing interest in art, including decades of life-drawing at evening classes.
Abiding interests and influences include Dutch ‘genre’ painting, Chardin’s still-lives and contemporary video and performance artists, alongside printmakers, photographers and artists from Rembrant and Durer to Nancy Spero and Paula Rego.
Subject matter has moved on from the private world of domesticity, ‘er indoors’, to ‘er outdoors’, as I travel with sketchbook and camera, around my favourite localities – liminal spaces with a strong sense of history – coastlines, moors and field edges – attempting to capture with line-drawing then print, the sense of a place.