How would you describe your practice?
My practice is mostly 2D. It includes work on paper, drawing, painting, collage. Occasionally I use sound and sometimes the work is an installation rather than being wall based.
How has being selected for SHOWCASE supported your practice?
I had thought that Showcase would be a great opportunity to develop a project that I had started last year with the added impetus of showing the progress in June, in fact, due to personal reasons, I have hit an unexpected and unwelcome block and producing any work at all has been a battle.
What is your earliest memory of art?
Earliest memory – At the age of five, being told I had a talent by Helen Trevelyan, no slouch with a paint brush herself.
Which artists have influenced your work?
Influence – probably hundreds over the years, different artists speak to me at different stages of life.
Who is your favourite living artist? And favourite artist from the past?
As above, right at the moment? Probably Prunella Clough, because, for three months I can go down to the Jerwood to gaze at her gorgeous work which shines with integrity.
What is the most important lesson your have learned about art/being an artist?
To be grateful for a means of understanding the world in which I live.
What piece of advice would you give to a new artist?
Advice – Don’t stop.
Future shows/new projects?
Showing in the East Sussex Open in July 2016.