I Think This World is Magical

Over and Above

Over and Above 800mm x 1200mm Oil on board.

Inspiration was gained from a passage by Patrick Heron ”I think this world is magical. Colour, form, space, relationships ‒ these elevate life. They energise. They elevate my whole consciousness…I think art heightens the potential of the actual’. Each of the artists choosing to concentrate on one or more of colour, form, space or relationships.

As with most of my works,this turned into a do or die moment, once I’d finally started I couldn’t stop.

I think it’s an interesting insight for me into how artists scrutinise  a title or theme to be able to position it into their own interests. I really didn’t want to work on a project to do with colour, the theme offered no initial inspiration or interest to me. I had to look hard to feel comfortable in appropriating the word ‘relationship’ from the brief, into my practice. My thoughts then became focused on on the relationship between yellow and blue and the need for the physical interaction between both to make green.



MA and Other Post Graduates 2016

I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen to show in this exhibition. I do hope that you will be able to come and see the show.  MA_Other_Post_Graduates_2016_-_Private_View (1)


MA & Other Post Graduates 2016
22 February – 19 March
Private View: Monday 22 February, 7-9pm

Proudly maintaining its ethos of promoting the next generation of artists, the Atkinson Gallery presents the annual MA & Other Post Graduates contemporary art show. Showcasing the work of students who express particularly fresh, innovative ideas, the exhibition reflects the talent and wide range of work being produced in art schools today.

The 2016 MA & Other Post Graduates show promises to be as exciting and diverse as previous years, with artists having been selected from eleven of the top art universities around the country. A celebration of contemporary art, this exhibition provides the public with a unique opportunity to see current work in painting, photography, design, printmaking and sculpture.