I work on a wide range of projects from my rural studio in Norfolk, reinterpreting and responding to narratives, sites, collections and archival materials. I am particularly interested in creating works that challenges viewpoints on historical and contemporary perceptions.
My focus is on producing playful and engaging artwork through new media art, using a collage based process, working with mixed media such as archival and found materials; own photography and film; live action; sound and mark-making. I first discovered a love for digital collage, creating compositions rich in costumed figures, artefacts and architectural pieces. These skills have enabled me to explore other digital technologies and techniques such as green screen filmmaking, collage animation and of late augmented reality.
I collaborate with museum and heritage organisations on a variety of projects including artist residencies; commissions for film, illustration and design; and community projects. I have worked with National Trust, Wellcome Collection, Wells Maltings Trust, Ipswich Museums, University College of London, Norwich University of the Arts and North Lincolnshire Museum.
My practice is ideas based and concepts are foremost to the development of my artwork, generated from deep research on themes and philosophies. My ideas are sparked from site visits, ideologies and/or reading around an era. My influences vary from Surrealism, Dadaism, Pre-Raphaelites, Eastern European filmmakers to more contemporary artists such as Shana Moulton, Cindy Sherman and Rachel Maclean.
I am currently participating in an artist residency at Normanby Hall, focusing on the domestic maid perceived as insignificant, creating large scale collages, wallpaper designs, a paper sculpture, an animation and a film for the final exhibition. I am also working on a Developing Your Create Practice programme supported by the Arts Council to develop further technical skills.
My personal projects have showcased at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Montreal International Film Festival, The Guildhall Art Gallery, Old Truman Brewery and The Sphinx Fine Art Gallery.
For me, blurring the lines between fact and fiction can create something fresh and exciting that awakens the curious mind.