My paintings contain a personal mythology, creating story from feelings, memories, experiences, dreams and shared tales. I find myself returning to the symbols embedded in folktales, mythology and ancient astrology as threads that weave through my own felt experience. My practice is an intuitive process of exploring hidden layers of my inner world, sense of self, desires and longings. Themes of childhood, femininity, sensitivity, vulnerability and strength recur throughout my work and figures often appear in isolation. My images are loose and flat, without spatial perspective, creating a dream logic or visual poetry that can reach into the liminal, intangible, imaginal realm. There is always ambiguity or mystery in the image that gives space for the viewer to feel their own story.
Having left a career as a lawyer, I graduated with Distinction from the Norfolk Painting School in 2017.