Portait photograph taken in my studio by photographer Joseph Caprio
Glass has been my visual vocabulary for almost 25 years as an artist I like to push the impossible to the possible this probably defines what I am about in my work and why I struggle with this material which is an ever ending combat .
The subjects are often imbibed with the fragile material glass and its limitless possibilities, as well as its limit.
Fine artist ,Masters in Fine arts; Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne England .
Bachelor of 3D Design honours glass and Ceramics, Sunderland University National glass centre England ,
I like to work across disciplines painting sculpture and photography .My work is inspired by the landscape in recent time the beautiful Drome region of France the threat of climate change and the fragility of this earth we humans inhabit and destroy.I work mostly with glass ,fusion which I have developed over twenty five years ;Glass is the material of many metaphors; fragility, protection ,breakability,sharpness and danger. Glass can be manipulated by heat deformed and moulded .
Many of my glass sculptures are over twenty years hence a life of ideas and change being a mother having my daughters and husband moving cultures twice taking on a new language all have influenced my works
Masters in Finne arts /University of Northumbria, New castle upon Tyne
BA (hons) 3D DESIGN GLASS /CERAMICS NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND, UK;
FOUNDATION YEAR EXETER COLLEGE OF ART UK
European setting up a business award;first studio and equipment award.
Graduates into business award /Northumbria university.
Princess trust award group co operative ,36 lime street studio ,Newcastle upon Tyne .founding member .
Real connections /artists into schools government award .laing art Gallery ,Newcastle upon Tyne .
Biennale de lyon ,Résonance 2013.
"Icons" mixed group show 2015, Ancien Musée de la Peinture,place Verdun, Grenoble, France.
PLUSIEURS EXHIBITIONS IN FRANCE SINCE 1996.
Conseil General awards. French arts regional awards .
President of artists associations, Fort de Murier,
Artist in residence
Fort du Murier ,Grenoble, France .
Active member founding member of team in setting up the the Vending machine art project ten years in operation in Grenoble ,France.
"Un certain detachment' mobile art machine project with over 40 artists distributing art multiples,ucd participated in the "Biennale de Lyon" ,résonance programme, France.2013.
BIENNALE DE LYON SEE PROGRAMME uncertaindetachement.com
Solo show" Mutations " 2010, Moulin Vaillancourt Echirolles ,Grenoble ,France.
Many group shows .