As a former member of the band Elastica and having achieved more than I ever anticipated from music, in 2010 I made a decision to begin a long overdue degree in fine art (I graduated from Brighton University with a first class honours degree).
Evoking memory, I ask the viewer to engage in the bold colours and imagery of play and having fun, suggesting that these colours, shapes and patterns can mean so much more than they are. By experimenting with shape and scale, I aim to create objects reminiscent of children’s toys in their construction but also drawing on the idea of investigation into structure.
I find inspiration in the stark urban geometry of Brutalist architecture, concrete bunkers and the brightly coloured building blocks of childhood along with the ‘cut-outs’ of Matisse and a new found passion in exotic plants.
I moved to St Leonards last year with my husband and our dog and together we share a space at Compendium Studios in the town.
Women of Mass Distraction - Stella Dore, all female Group show celebrating International Women’s Day 2019, St Leonards on Sea (7 March - 6 April 2019)
Notivaty - Stella Dore Christmas Group Show, St leonards on Sea (29 November - 12 Jan 2019)
Everything is (re)arranged (solo show)- The St Leonard, St Leonards on Sea (5 September - 28 November 2018)
East Sussex Open - Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (23 July - 25 September 2016)
Free Range Degree Show – Truman Brewery, London (2 July – 6 July 2015) Selected by the Art Retail Network as one of the top 20 artists out of the entire Summer degree shows for 2015
Secret 7's - Somerset House, London (10 April – 4 May 2015)
The Corridor Exhibition - Northbrook College, Worthing (2 March - 23 March 2015)
Creative Waves – Flock to Worthing, Worthing Museum Sculpture Garden (June – September 2013)
Exchange - Pallant House, Chichester (23 April – 19 May 2013)
BN11 presents VOICE! - The Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester (18 June – 22 June 2012)