Earth Upon Earth
From the Forest comes the Forest
Woodland Abstraction - mixed media
I am a practising interdisciplinary artist with a practice which includes drawing, painting , sculpture and textile work. I am also an art tutor running a range of different courses. I coordinate collaborative projects with other artists and lead participatory community projects.
I live and work within Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire and my most recent work responds directly to this place and its people – to the human experience which is entwined with the ‘matter’ of the landscape – its buildings, its trees, its soil, its ancient rocks. Landscapes are ‘embedded’ with memory and the many places of remembrance within the area often feature in my work. Fieldwork has become an integral part of my practice - foraging, collecting fragments of natural and man made materials which might act as metaphors for memory and signposts for the cycle of nature. Matter of the land becomes embedded within my paintings connecting the viewer to the earth. Assemblages and paper works become depositories for reflection on our place within the natural order and for human memories and stories.
2015 -2017 - MA Fine Arts Studio Practice, Loughborough University (Distinction)
2009-2011 - Certificate in Art History, Leicester University, (Distinction)
1978-1981 - B.Ed, Textiles, Leicester University,
2019 - Artist Information Company (A N) Bursary Award to attend Arts and Archaeology summer course, Orkney.
2019 - LSA Henton Ellis Prize, LSA Annual Exhibition 2019, Leicester
2018 - Charnwood Community Development and Engagement Grant: project 'Feel, Hear, Be'
Oct 2017 – May 2018 - AA2A Artist Residency, Derby University
2016 – Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award for Art Education
Please scroll below Image Gallery
In Memory (detail)
LSA Annual Exhibition 2019, New Walk Museum, Leicester
Maker’s Mark, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
Holding Memories, Martin Hall Exhibition Space, Loughborough University
Open 29, New Walk Museum, Leicester
LSA Annual Exhibition 2018, New Walk Museum, Leicester
Down to Earth, St Mary in Charnwood Church and Chapter House, Loughborough
In Residence – Skin, Bone and other Fragments, “The Street”, Derby University
LSA Annual Exhibition 2017, New Walk Museum, Leicester
A Kind of Presence, MA Studio Practice Exhibition, Loughborough University
Convergence, LCBDepot, Leicester
Urban Rural, Eye project, Basement Galleries, Granby Street, Leicester
LSA Annual Exhibition 2016, New Walk Museum, Leicester
Jacqui Gallon/Peter Berry, Transitions, LCBDepot, Leicester
2016 Open 27, New Walk Museum, Leicester