I am a British artist working as a fine artist and silversmith, painting mainly in oils and more recently incorporating silver into my art work.
I trained as a dancer and was lucky enough to travel widely with my career whilst also appearing on shows such as Top of the Pops and working as an actress with actors like Hugh Grant. Later I took up horticulture and was in charge of the grounds at Trafford Hall, Chester. The lust for travel, however, never left me and I found myself living 10 years in the Sudan and more recently two years in Tanzania. My adventures and travels have greatly influenced my work.
I am known for my paintings of pots based on ‘ziirs’, water containers from the Sudan.
These pots are sometimes left outside; filled with water for passing travellers to quench their thirst. The compassion struck me and I fell in love with this idea of sharing and the humanity of welcome that comes from living in such a culture. Families and friends would often gather around to eat from one vessel and It is that sense of communal hospitality I endeavour to evoke in these paintings.
Water has always intrigued me and I love the way it takes on many forms according to it's temperature. I strive to capture the fluidity of this precious resource in my work especially in my jewellery and my more recent art works incorporating sterling silver and using my hallmark as a signature.
I have exhibited in the UK being part of group exhibitions and solo shows and abroad where my paintings were shown at the East Africa Art Biennale and East Africa Art Safari -Dar Es Salaam, Arusha, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. I am now back in the UK living and working in the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
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