My imagery is most often extracted from my family photo archive. Reimagined with the intention of freeing my subjects from their original frozen moment in space and time, I place them into a new orbit. As a result, something magical happens which transcends the personal and sidesteps nostalgia.
I like to work with a variety of media including paint, collage, drawing, photography and digital imaging. I often develop the work further into densely hand stitched pieces or manufactured into digitally woven fabric that is cut and reassembled using hand stitched appliqué on a large scale. I always seem to return to textiles and sewing which has deep rooted connections to my childhood.
I grew up in the USA and moved to the UK in 1983. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Art Education. My practice at that time was mainly performance and video based. With an interest in alternative artist spaces, I went on to post graduate study in Arts Management at the University of Akron. By way of an educational/work exchange programme, I ended up in Cambridge, managing a gallery, before settling in Scotland. I recently completed the Certificate of Higher Educaiton in Art and Design Studies at the University of Edinburgh and in 2016, I was selected as a Professional Member of Visual Arts Scotland.
OPEN - SSA & VAS Together 2018 RSA, Edinburgh
DISCOURSE 2017 University of Edinburgh, Thomson's Land
FLY VAS Annual Exhibition 2016 RSA, Edinburgh
CONVERGE VAS Annual Exhibition 2016, RSA, Edinburgh
VAS:T 2015 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Black Cube Collective Annual Show 2015. Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
PRINT 3 Black Cube Collective Print exhibition, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
Black Cube Collective Annual Show 2014, St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh
Black Cube Collective Annual Show 2013, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
Art And Design Studies Annual Exhibitions, Edinburgh College of Art, 2011 - 2016
BA in Art Education, Ohio State University, 1982
Certificate of Higher Education, Art and Design Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2015