My practice involves the use of drawing, printmaking, and textiles to explore the negotiations and connections involved in living with a Dissociate Disorder.   Using the languages of patterns and the application of rules, forms grow from small elements into complex systems.   Having multiple identities often creates a world of chaos; a need to find order to be able to navigate life.

Working by repetition with patterns helps to calm, soothe, and sustain a sense of order even if it might be fleeting.  Repetitive working through marks and stitching allows the unconscious to influence the output. The nature of the method and material is more important than the final image. The works are experiments of thought, through the action of making, and subsequent analysis of what emerges. Each iteration influences the next steps on a journey. Examination of processes and materials and continually asking ‘What happens if...’ at each stage results in either incremental changes or great leaps of faith into the next evolution of a work.

Taking small units that grow together into complex systems is a metaphor for the way communities and societies interact for those that may feel hidden, unheard, or lost, as well as my individual story. The works provide places for a sustained gaze to linger and consider the developments unfolding.  

Collectively the works express the challenges of negotiating with my various Identities to generate my work; their conflicting needs require the ability to discover their stories and allow them to feel seen and heard. The focus required to work repetitively enables Us to become more connected.

I am currently studying an MA in Fine Art at The University of Reading. I am a member of The Printmakers Council and Ochre Print Studio where I was Artist in Residence in 2011-2012 shortly after graduating in Fine Art BA (Hons) from University for the Creative Arts (Farnham). With other graduates from this course I am a member of TEN:artists.

Public Collections

V&A Museum

Scarborough Art Gallery and Museum



Making an Impression: Printmakers Council at 50     2015, Imprinta, Surrey, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 MixTape: MA Degree Show    Reading School of Art, University of Reading

    Absent Tales        Museum of English Rural Life, Reading

2023 Thinking for Printing     Bankside Gallery, London

     Orbiting Flux         Reading School of Art, University of Reading

2022 ConneXtions         Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey

2021     How We Persevered                    Ochre Print Studio, online exhibition

              Othona Artists                             Othona, Burton Bradstock, Dorset

              Context                                          Guildford Cathedral

2019     Ten Artists                                    Surrey Open Studios

2018     Ochre Prints                                 The Menuhin Hall, Surrey

              Unlocked                                       Art Fund Gallery, The Lightbox, Woking

             Othona Artists                             Othona, Burton Bradstock, Dorset

2017     Mini-Prints                                   Morley Gallery, London

             Lasting Impressions                 Scarborough Art Gallery

            Selected Artists                           Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester

             Infused                                          Harvey Gallery, Guildford

2016    Small Print International         Leicester Print Workshop, touring exhibition

            Seeing it Differently                   Othona, Burton Bradstock, Dorset

            Pushing Boundaries                  Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

2015    50 years of Artist Prints            Bankside Gallery, London

             Quinquennial                               Guildford Cathedral

2014    Ochre Originals                            New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

            Glimpsing Wholeness                Othona, Burton Bradstock, Dorset

            Artists’ Bloc                                   Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester

            Nine Tenths                                   Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey

            Open Print                                      Sailsbury Arts Centre