I have maintained an art practice since 1980 and lecturing since 1990. In 2009 I stopped teaching and began working full–time on my practice. This practice is primarily drawing but involves performance and site specificity and employs a wide range of materials; marker pen, pastels, pencil, various surfaces (different papers, walls, floors and ceilings), grease, grate polish and Vaseline . The drawings are not defined by material, process, scale, media, line, surface or colour but by the body reaching out and touching the world as a basic human need. All the drawings are essentially performative, as the act takes precedence over the outcome. Repetition is a defining operation and developed through carrying out simple, often absurd and impossible tasks.
I also work with assemblage; balancing and leaning objects together to the point of collapse. These temporary structures are a continuation of drawings rather than sculpture and are based on the simple question of what happens if I balance this object on that object.
2010: PG Cert in Professional Arts Practice
2004: Certificate of Education University of Derby
2002: MA Fine Art Sheffield Hallam University
1978: Chesterfield College Of Art Diploma in Studio Ceramics
Fine Art (solo)
2012: Insisting Over Skin, Drawing After Surface: Kingsgate Gallery, London (with Robert Luzar)
2012: White Lines Drawn on Grey Oblong Painted on a White Wall: HMS Gallery Nottingham
2011: Standing Up, Lying Down: Backlit Gallery, Nottingham
Fine Art (group)
2011: 4can+2: Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2010: Scale: The Fishmarket, Northampton.
2010: Backlit Studio Members: Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.
2008: Not on White Paper: Malt Cross Nottingham.
2007: See D: Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2002: A Thin Brightness: Persistence Works, Sheffield.
2000: Guest House Twenty: UTK: Various domestic locations in Sheffield.
1999: Infected Materials: Eastend Art Gallery, Leeds