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  • Caprice

    £1,350.00

    Hand painted Collagraph monoprint. This is a Collagraph which is a printmaking process in which various materials are applied to a ‘plate’ a rigid surface such as (in this case) a gessoed panel. I paint directly on my print plates with carborundum grits, I score and gouge out areas then sand back; I apply varnish, enamel paint, textured pastes and collage; it is a prolonged process of concealment and discovery. The plate was hand inked and painted before printing onto paper through a heavy pressInspired by the celebrity world, costume drama, a touch of Alexander McQueen and the words of the American Poet – Carolyn Kizer Images from fashion magazines combined with studies of ancient statues displayed in museums have been a great source of reference material for this work. I constructed this image out of carborundum and acrylic pastes and ‘dressed’ her in a costume that was built up from a combination of net curtains and wallpaper impressions – everyday ordinary patterns made extraordinary, exotic and other worldly.Her costume decorates, conceals, disguises and protects her – like a mask“Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking,In need of continuous check in the mirror or silverware,Keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces”Carolyn Kizer

     

    111 x 85cm

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  • Check in III

    £490.00

    Mixed media monotype on canvas.  This piece along with Zeit Geist II is part of a series on heads / portrait images I made on the theme ‘watching you, watching me’. This is a glimpse into a brief encounter, a passing moment viewing and communicating through screens. I built these up in layers of ink paint and printed pattern.

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  • Chorus

    £600.00

    Porcelain, slip, glaze sculpture A mélange of ideas came together into this playful piece. This sculpture was hand built in stoneware clay in to which I’ve pressed and carved fabric textures and pattern. I wanted to create something theatrical My fan celebrates theatrical display, gesture and social interaction   The structure is based on a hand held ornate fan. The original purpose of hand fans was to create a breeze, used for protection against rain, for salutations, signals, to punctuate sentences, – it was also used to conveying secret messages and to hide behind.

     

    25 x 23 x 8cm

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  • Day At The Races

    £3,400.00

    Oil and mixed media on canvas. This painting is a playful interpretation on a phrase that (usually) refers to Horse Racing. It’s an activity that attracts crowds of competitive people – great for people watching! In this piece I’m entertaining ideas about people racing – all cramming to get seen and stumbling over each other intent on being noticed in our media driven and fame craving world we live in.

     

    91 x 122cm

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  • Ebb and Flow

    £2,400.00

    Acrylic, oil, graphite, pastel and collage on canvas. Music, layers of everyday life and the residue of experience inspired this painting I built up the surface using a medley of embossed and printed-papers in layers (mostly from my old printed proofs) to form the composition before I applied paint. I wanted to create an atmosphere of sound and the whirring of a mind absorbed in a moment of reflection.

     

    80 x 80cm

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  • I know you know

    £330.00

    Hand painted woodcut monoprint .A glimpse into a brief encounter, a passing moment. There are times when I find myself able to people watch, unnoticed, through reflections in a window or a glazed surface, for example on trains or in restaurant windows. Sometimes though, you can find yourself trapped in a returned gaze – they’ve caught you staring. This piece is part of the V&A permanent collection A black wood frame complements this piece.

     

    25cm x 20cm

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  • In the Zone

    £150.00

    Oil on canvas (framed) . This is one of many small paintings of contemplative heads I created during Lockdown.  I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table.Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life. A black wood frame complements this piece.

     

    14.5cm x 12cm

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  • Instant Replay II

    £350.00

    Drypoint, linocut and collage – edition 4/20 unframed.Recently I have been focussing on the personalities of the individual caught up in the confusion and speed of the modern world. Glitched images that appear on screens gave me some new ideas to play with. I have been experimenting with combinations of printed layers and rearranging them. My aim is to depict a fragmented moment – a ‘Story’ within a tight frame and space.

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  • Juggling Act

    £250.00

    Oil and Mixed media on canvas.

    During Lock down I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table

     

    Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life

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  • Like Clockwork VII

    £1,750.00

    Oil and mixed media on canvas. These are part of a series of works I’ve been making on the theme ‘Preparing A Face’

    The multi-faceted spinning head has been a recurring theme in my work.

    In our fast paced modern ‘ social’  life we may momentarily find ourselves in various situations where we quickly need to ‘prepare’ or project an appropriate ‘face’. Inspired TS Eliot’s ‘The Love song of J. Alfred Prufock’

     

    ‘There will be time, there will be time

    To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet’ 

     

    85cm x 60cm

     

     

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  • Like Shelling Peas

    £850.00

    Oil on canvas . These are part of a series of works I’ve been making on the theme ‘Preparing A Face’ The multi-faceted spinning head has been a recurring theme in my work. In our fast paced modern ‘ social’  life we may momentarily find ourselves in various situations where we quickly need to ‘prepare’ or project an appropriate ‘face’. Inspired TS Eliot’s ‘The Love song of J. Alfred Prufock’

    ‘There will be time, there will be time 

    To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet’

     

    40cm x 30cm

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  • Little Voice

    £150.00

    Oil on canvas (framed) . This is one of many small paintings of contemplative heads I created during Lockdown.  I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table. Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life. A black wood frame complements this piece.

     

    14.5cm x 12cm

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  • Mind The Gap

    £425.00

    Original hand painted carborundum collagraph monoprint ( Artist proof ) (framed).

    I was challenged by a gallery to come up with a print that was specifically about London. It’s a playful take on the ‘Mind the Gap’ slogan which appears with its warning band of yellow on London underground station platforms. We are repeatedly reminded to be wary of the gap between the train and the platform. This cautionary phrase alludes to many situations that are synonymous with London living.

     

    A black wood frame complements this piece.

      

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  • Mirroring II

    £590.00

    Oil and mixed media on canvas.  This is a playful study about women in group formations. They often mirror each other by adopting the one-hand-on-the-hip ‘teapot’ pose and compete for the photographer’s attention.

     

    85cm x 60cm

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  • Morning Glaze

    £750.00

    Oil and Mixed media on panel. This was a spontaneous painting trying out thin glazes of colour over ink on a panel. Somehow this delicate luminous face emerged as if in a state of dreaming while awake.

     

    34 x 24cm

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  • Nesting II

    £340.00

    Oil and mixed media on canvas (framed).  This is one of many small paintings of contemplative heads I created during Lockdown.  I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table. Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life. A black wood frame complements this piece. 

     

    24cm x 19cm

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  • Onesie

    £425.00

    Porcelain, slips, glaze sculpture . Sometime around 2012, fashion stores seemed to be going mad for ‘Onesies’ – a kind of adult romper suit. This is a piece of clothing I’d only ever previously associated with babies. I wanted to play with this idea by wrapping figures in layers of clay fragments – I wanted to envelop them in a ‘Woolly cocoon’ effect – a hideaway.

     

    33 x 7.6 x 7.6cm

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  • Pirouette IV

    £550.00

    Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, acrylic sculpture. A pirouette (French for “turning”) is a simple ballet turn in which the dancer spins 360 degrees on one foot and simultaneously controlling head turns. Memories of practising pirouettes in Ballet classes (from my younger days) struck me as a perfect metaphor / image to describe ways people present and ‘prepare faces’ socially in today’s media driven world.  The Pirouette idea inspired many works in sculpture and painting that have been composed of one figure with multiple faces. I’m continually experimenting with movement of the figure, facial gestures, angles and expressions. I’m sure many of us have ‘performed’ and embraced a moment by ‘spinning on a sixpence’ to establish the ‘right’ pose for their photo/ ‘selfie’ for a ‘show and tell’ 

     

    35.5 x 10 x 10cm

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  • Ready and Waiting ( Little Black Dress)

    £650.00

    Stoneware slips and mixed media sculpture. I have been exploring opportunities to develop and incorporate my ideas sculpturally in clay alongside painting and printmaking. My love of printmaking has greatly influenced the physical way I like to work. My process involves ‘dressing up’, ‘undressing ‘excavating and stripping back layers to expose or to conceal an identity

    It is my fascination with people – the masquerades, mannerism, poise and gesture observed in daily life that provides me with a continual source of inspiration. Gesture, pose, the parade – Pieces of theatre. Inspired by fashion past and present (and in particular Alexander McQueen) I use dress shapes and human gestures inspired by images I’ve encountered in fashion media as my starting point – I choose a specific texture, pattern or shape, that evokes a certain mood. I wrap them up with layers of shaped, embossed clay, then burrow into and carve away areas to bring in some light and to allow the viewer a glimpse into the interior.

     

    16 x 34 x 11.4cm

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  • Reflecting

    £3,400.00

    Oil and mixed media on canvas . Reflecting is an underlying theme in all my work.

    ‘There will be time, there will be time  To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;’ T.S Eliot

     

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

    Preparing a face to suit and deal with the many social situations and predicaments we encounter

     

    I work in layers – I’m very much a builder and an excavator. Intent overlaps accident imbuing the surface with a sense of history and mystery. I work by building up layers then strip, sand or scrape them away. I like it when earlier traces of paint underneath are exposed.

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  • Ruminating

    £850.00

    Oil, graphite on paper (framed).The multi-faceted head fluctuating or swinging back and forward like a pendulum is a recurring theme in my work. I like to paint in thin layers with rollers over a drawing, using rapid sweeping motions, making marks that swing back and forth like a pendulum. My intention in this painting is to describe a cycle, battling with the inner voice and making up one’s mind. 

     

    35cm x 44cm

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  • Squeezebox

    £3,250.00

    Carborundum, collagraph ,collage ,monotype (framed) Mixed media monoprint and collage. This is comprised of printed strips of masking tape taken from several hand inked carborundum plates then arranged and assembled to form a collage. My current work comprising of paintings and printmaking focusses on the personalities of the individual caught up in the confusion and speed of the modern world. My aim here was to create some chaos by deconstructing the faces and then re-assembling them.

    It was  scrolling through ‘Stories’ in social media that inspired this work ‘Squeezebox’. In these ‘stories’ images flash before us like a never ending ’Show and tell.’ These images are incomplete, mere fractions of a ‘story’ which hustle to catch our attention and approval within in a tight time frame and space. A black wood frame complements this piece.

     

    97cm x 133cm

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  • Stage Set

    £3,400.00

    Oil and mixed media on canvas.

    A ‘snapshot’ of social display and interaction on a stage full of coloured screens. The plethora of photos I encounter on social media and in fashion magazines inspired this painting. I wanted to play with the body gestures, the poses often adopted when being photographed.

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  • Story Time

    £250.00

    Oil and Mixed media on canvas.

    During Lock down I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table

     

    Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life

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  • Window (sepia)

    £350.00

    Carborundum collagraph, wood block monoprint (framed).This is part of a series on heads / portrait images I made on the theme ‘watching you, watching me’. This is a glimpse into a brief encounter, a passing moment viewing and communicating through screens. I built these up in layers of ink paint and printed pattern. A black wood frame complements this piece.

     

    25cm x 20cm

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  • Wishful 1

    £150.00

    Oil on canvas (framed) . This is one of many small paintings of contemplative heads I created during Lockdown.  I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table. Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life. A black wood frame complements this piece.

     

    14.5cm x 12cm

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  • You on my mind II

    £340.00

    Oil and Mixed media on canvas.

    During Lock down I was unable to travel to my studio so I decided to build on my miniature paintings from my ‘lockdown studio’ aka – the kitchen table

     

    Working on a miniature scale has been a great way to experiment with new approaches and materials. I have painted many of these and they have become part of my ‘Moments of being’ series – they’re visual expressions of moments; emotions and musings on daily life

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  • Zeit Geist II

    £490.00

    Zeit Geist II- Ink , acrylic and mixd media on canvas

    Ink, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. This piece along with Check in III is part of a series on heads / portrait images I made on the theme ‘watching you, watching me’. This is a glimpse into a brief encounter, a passing moment viewing and communicating through screens. I built these up in layers of ink paint and printed pattern.

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