Hart Annual Exhibition October 2021 Guest Artists
I am a mixed media artist, creating one off hand painted, stitched and embellished original pictures, quality prints and cards.
I grew up in Scotland and studied tailoring in Glasgow in the 80’sprior to working in manufacturing. I then studied for 6yrs undertaking a City + Guilds in Embroidery and Felting in 2000’s.
I love the outdoors and taking photographs to create memories. This is reflected in my work, depicting local landscapes, where I have lived for the past 26yrs.
My work has many techniques, including burning, dissolving and melting, bonding and free machine embroidery. The era of recycling has influenced the mediums I use, I dye old lines, lace, threads, papers and will incorporate these in my work along with recycled items such as T-Bags, fruit-nets, maps and beads.
I contribute to local exhibitions and fairs, as well as the gallery / shop at The Malthouse in Hythe where I sells my work with my partner as the creative duo ‘Click ‘n’ Stitch’.
I developed a passion for nature as a young child, I spent many hours walking in the countryside with my sketchbooks trying to capture insects, butterflies, moths and plants that grow and change throughout the year.
I continue to draw daily and always carry a sketchbook with me.
I enjoy using a variety of mediums including drawing, watercolour and oil paint. Influenced by my mother, who is a seamstress, I also draw with fabrics and threads both by hand and with my machine, a process I often revisit.
One day, although I had already made one dream come true by becoming “Canada’s first female assistant recording engineer” I made another dream come true by moving to England - the homeland of my rockstar heroes.
After 2 exciting years here, I was inspired to move to Paris, France where I stayed for 12 years expanding my music business career to include classical music. I also painted in my spare time and studied abstract art under Lionel Perotte.
Life events then led me to Bologna Italy (where I was invited to have my first solo exhibition). I stayed there over 6 years after which I returned to England to paint full-time and became “the music lover’s abstract artist”.
Through a method I describe as “Abstract Maximalism” I translate the experience of music into paintings. My artworks are mostly mixed media with collage, and often include sheet music from songs that have directly, or indirectly, played a part in my life and career.
I am an oil painter who graduated with a degree in Textile Design from the University of Leeds. I qualified as a teacher at the University of Cambridge and have taught Art and Textiles in secondary schools. In 2015 I decided to focus full time on oil painting.
My current work focuses on domestic interiors and still life, which are responses to textures, colour and my love of vintage home ware giving a nostalgic feel to the paintings.
I love the selection of objects, the patterned plates, teacups, milk jugs and embroidered tablecloths. The arrangements and placement of these on a surface and how it tells a story to the viewer: - Who is taking tea? What will happen next?
Light is so important to me and how it falls and creates shapes, shadow, highlights and mood, morning light, cool light, evening glow, dappled light and how this affects your senses.
I have exhibited in Buckinghamshire, London and Kent over the last 25 years.
I collect my imagery and materials from the surrounding landscape of the Kentish countryside. In doing so I hope to achieve a better connection and understanding with my surrounding natural environment through exploration and discovery.
I use a combination of constructive and destructive processes including painting, drawing, scratching and burning. I work mostly with reclaimed building materials. By taking these hard, harsh, heavy objects salvaged from the landscape, and transforming them with trailing branches into something that appears almost delicate, the result is always a softening. Through this, I aim to display the strength, beauty and resilience of nature, whilst also acknowledging its fragility.
I am Romney marsh based photographer with a passion for astrolandscape photography I spend hours at night photographing the stars and Milky Way at Dungeness, Fairfield and all over the Marsh as well as light painting with lights & steel wool.
In the last 12 months I have had a photo published in BBC Sky at Night magazine of a Geminid meteor captured at Dungeness and also an article on me & coastal astro photography.
I was asked by JAM on the Marsh to supply photos to accompany a new commission by composer Jack Oades & librettist Grahame Davis ‘Between the storm clouds & the sea’ which had its premiere in 2021.
Although not a ‘people photographer’ I am photographer on tour for Changeling Theatre company, a perfect combination of two passions photography & theatre. I am delighted to have been selected to have a photo exhibited in the ‘Turner Contemporary Open 2021’ exhibition from October 2021 to February 2022.