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  • Abstract in Red and Gold


    Abstract collage in red and gold, made with handmade paper, acrylics and petals.

    The collage comes in a white mount and a bespoke dark red wooden frame and measures, with the frame included, 50cm x 50cm.



    Built up vibrant acrylic layers, transfers, collage and pastel then excavated into. I have always had a deep affinity with the natural world and draw inspiration from the textures, colour, patterns and atmosphere experienced. 
Exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby Jurassic coast, I collect interesting objects which I keep in my studio for inspiration and mark-making including fossils, dried seed-heads, pebbles, decaying flowers and leaf skeletons.

    I see a torso, whilst my hubby sees a tranquil sea view with cliffs. There is a definite influence from the book ‘The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma’ by Bessel van der Kolk. We’ve probably all faced challenges in the last year or in our lifetime. I am curious about how the body and mind holds stress and the ways we cope, recoup and build resilience during challenging times. I often have to remind myself to rest and nourish my heart and soul.

    My art practise has become more process driven and a sort of personal therapy where fragments of nature and everyday life that have been soaked up are reworked through the creative process. Like pieces of an unconcious puzzle that eminate from deep inside me become resolved in the artwork. Colour, texture and composition the visual words of something intangible.

    The painting is signed on the back and the front surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

    Image size 30 x 30cm
    Framed size 33 x 33cm

    Acrylic and mixed media on paper, blocked to wood panel.
    Ready to hang in an off-white tray frame.




    Part of the ‘Delving Beneath Series’ – this piece was created near the end of the first March 2020 lockdown – an uplifting, playful piece.

    Exploring the process of adding and subtracting until a balance is found. Using various methods of layering and piecing together fragments through mixed media, transfers and then scraping, sanding and peeling off – metaphorically delving deeper to discover what lies beneath and our hidden strengths.
    The painting is signed on the front and the surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

    Framed size 44.5 x 44.5cm
    Image size 30.5 x 30.5cm
    Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel.
    Ready to hang in an off-white frame.




    Mixed media collage on canvas. Framed size 25.5 x 25.5 x 4.5 cm