Artist's Statement

My work is concerned with the creation of a sublime world that manifests in an ephemeral space between an art object and a spectator's experiencing of it; where art works come into being through the 'play' of others. How a work of art may come into 'being' through imagination, and also relates to our connectedness to Nature and how we interact socially with the world around us.

Through play and imagination we can create spaces, places and worlds. We can re-connect through our feelings and responses to the sacredness of our lives and our relationships with self, others, objects and the spaces we inhabit.

My practice is explorative and experimental, working across media, through the mediums of painting, drawing, film, photography, combined media installation, environmental art, text and dance.

My new work for the Olympic Angels 2012 Project includes drawings, paintings, prints and installations in response to ideas and concepts concerned with the Olympic and Paralympic values.

During May to September 2012 there will be a number of art exhibitions being held in Burnham, Taplow and Dorney as part of the 2102 celebrations. This new work will be included in these forthcoming group shows.

Olympic Angels Visual Arts Project - MONA LISA Arts & Media

MONA LISA Arts & Media was established in 2009 to deliver arts projects and activities in the local community, engaging artists to work with people of all ages and social backgrounds and using the arts as a vehicle to work in collaboration to help to bring people together and attempt to make art more accessible.

The Olympic Angels Visual Arts Project working with schools, youth groups and churches facilitated by MONA LISA Arts & Media. Workshops dates September 2011 - May 2012 starting with the Burnham Cluster of Schools and the Transformers Youth Group. Each group includes 10 - 15 participants aged between 9 - 15yrs. This project is inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Values:- Peace, Unity, Respect, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Aspiration, Inspiration, Endurance, Excellence

Angel sculptures and installations made for various locations e.g. Taplow Court, Burnham Beeches, Cliveden, local schools and churches, etc. to form an arts trail.