I use, as well as experiment with a wide range of both traditional and non-traditional materials in my work. Experimentation sometimes produces a tactile quality that helps me to understand my subject.

The process of creating a work is as important to me as the finished article. Working on a subject allows me to explore it and find a way to demonstrate an expression of it. Layering materials such as ink and pigment, fabric and paper,collaging and reworking creates a greater affinity between method and subject matter. Allowing room for incidental marks adds freedom and acts as a foil to the more complex elements of my work.

The qualities of working with soft pastels have recently been an allure, particularly the layering of colours. I will be supplementing the pastels with use of some natural mineral pigments such as Bideford Black.

Bringing together the learnt skills and found techniques has been a challenge and a real pleasure. Inspiration for my work is drawn from watching the accidental changes to life that humans continually make. I try to interpret my feelings for these changes in my work.

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