charcoal on paper, 36 x 24"
Mothers' Days, 2013
aquatint & etching, 24 x 18"
etching, 24 x 18"
Betty's Hope II, 1990
drypoint, 18 x 11"
Australian Landscape II, 2009
viscosity ething, 13 x 9"
My subject matter is the natural form - the overlooked, or less remarked. There is always an initial ‘wow’ factor which draws me in. This can be purely visual - a perfection of form perhaps, or the subject’s resonance with those historical, ethical or environmental matters which interest me - or both. I aim to give these small remnants of nature an iconographic stature, to enable them to stand as a reminder that, despite their vulnerability, they generate and nurture life, and that there is an importance to their placement in the natural world. I often use these natural forms in conjunction with architectural form to reinforce the connection between the human endeavor and the natural world.
born 1950 Birmingham, England
1990 University of Humberside, Lincoln, England BA
work in public collections
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellow University, Pittsburgh, PA
Library of Congress, Washington DC
National Museum of American History, Washington DC
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC