Since 2001 I have been working on large and small projects in the public realm both in the capacity of commissioned artist and creative consultant for permanent and temporary schemes. These opportunities have enabled collaboration with architects and landscape designers to successfully introduce a creative dynamic within urban regeneration initiatives, often drawing on scientific expertise in the fields of space, microbiology, ecology and acoustics. Concern for environment and sustainability has introduced new narratives in my work in which layers of meaning are now projected through material, form and location - and in relation to the surrounding built environment.
Born in Millom, Cumbria (returned during 2016) having completed BA Hons, Nottingham Trent University in 1991 I remained in the City in order to establish a studio practice at Can Studio, Oldknows Factory, receiving grant awards from Arts Council England, Pollack Krasner Foundation (New York) and The British Council. These were followed by exhibition commissions, residencies and research bursaries to visit Portugal (2004), Spain Germany (2007) China (2008), Finland (2015), Florida (2015-16), Cuba (2017).
My parctice as acontemporary fine artist can be viewed at: