I am interested in story; particularly myth, fairy tale and folklore. Reactions to events and memories in my everyday life and imagination, trigger feelings that seem to need to become visual narratives. When I begin painting I never quite know what will appear and how the story will develop. It’s as if I am telling myself layers of story; stories within stories. I have lots of influences, but writers, such as Angela Carter and Marina Warner inspire me as do paintings by surrealists, Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington and Victorian illustrative artists, particularly Kaye Nielson.
I want to make a painting that gives me something of the feeling I occasionally encounter now and more often felt as a child: the feeling I might have when just waking from a dream, or imagine that I have just caught a glimpse of the moon noticing the crows, jostling for a place in a tree, when dusk…
I live in Ludlow and I’ve recently started an MA in Fine Art to further explore my practice.
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