My current body of work is the result of an artistic career that has spanned two decades. In the late 80’s I attended St Martins College London, where I studied a degree in fashion design. It was there that I became interested in loosely illustrating the human figure using richly textured, irregular shaped surfaces. I come from a family of artists. My parents both studied sculpture at the Royal Academy in the late 60’s. They still paint and sculpt in their studios in France.

My art inspirations stem largely from 20th century paintings and art from a diverse range of cultures and historical perspectives. In my paintings I often explore the relationship between the object and its environment. My work is autobiographical and uses colourful images and objects set in abstracted patterned environments going back to an early interest in Japanese art (flat shapes, controlled lines) combined with expressive superimposed detail. My father’s sculptures have been a fascination to me throughout my childhood and adult life and often feature within figurative compositions, with angular lines providing structure. Texture is created using mixed media in many of my works on paper. This involves layering collage, wax resist, batik, ink, oil and pastels, more recently simply using paint. I observe the world around me with passion and interpret it spontaneously.

Since 1996 I have exhibited work in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art, Maymie White Gallery London and Collier and Bristow Gallery London. Since relocating to Ipswich in 2004 I have exhibited through various openings and have work in the collections of many local patrons. Since 2007 my work has been represented by the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich, Suffolk and since 2009 at Hatfield Hines Gallery in Holt, Norfolk. I have also recently exhibited at the Art Fusion Gallery in Miami Florida.

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