As an artist with 20 years of professional experience, I deeply value nature and develop projects in film, sound and papercut art that blend the natural with the technologically innovative.
I am studying for a Masters’ in Creative Practice, focusing on bringing the authenticity of natural mark making into the digital arena and maintain awareness of traditional practices and our world.
I have developed a successful website for and with local artists to promote and sell our work.
The Nightjar Night-Jar
I created the Nightjar Night-Jar downloadable template as part of the accompanying artworks for Nightjar Nights. The Nightjar Nights series featured new works from writers Sara Hudston, Anita Roy, and Land Lines’ own David Higgins, with supporting materials from Tim Kohler at Natural England.
You can still download a printable nightjar ‘papercut’ and colouring sheet here:
Harrogate Christmas Sculpture 2019
Harrogate winter sculpture project was displayed for three months in the town centre. Directing students and college staff I created a kinetic sculpture and a soundscape that would play each evening for the public in Harrogate town centre.
ON YER BIKE! Harrogate Museums 2017
A Harrogate Museums & Art project for Tour de Yorkshire April 2017. The film was made with participants of workshops in Harrogate Royal Pump Rooms and Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre.
The film was produced with a shadow screen, an exercise bike trainer and a lot of imagination. It might look at first sight like an animation... but all elements in this film are live action.
Light Night Leeds 2016
Owls Shadow #Leedslightnight 2016 Central Library.
This installation and workshop involves visitors creating their own three dimensional shadow puppets that leap out in front of the screen to anyone wearing special glasses. The show is accompanied by soundscapes composed by Max Trewhitt and an animated narrative written for the installation.
Peterborough City Environment Trust Festival
Giant Papercut Artworks.
I created 6 artworks for the city festival all about different types of tree and their deep roots in our culture.
These artworks are now a central part of the Environment Trust offices and I have subsequently been invited back to take part in symposium relating to the works.
SPECT: The Artists Gaze
Delius Arts & Cultural Centre
I curated an exhibition of 140 life drawings and produced the performance art piece SPECT in which we explored issues of the artist gaze and the relationship between model and artist.
I collaborated with life models, artists and musicians to create an ensemble perormance.
Infinite Loop: An installation for Bates Mill in Huddersfield
Part of a Multi-arts event "HOPE" with musician John Dor & STEMS. February 2013.
The work was produced with one camera, one candle, one television and no digital effects.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." Albert Eisntein
As an installation artist I'm adept at employing original video to create absorbing and immersive environments. My work often includes interactive elements where viewers can effect sound-scapes and visuals making them an active part of the installation.
Multi-Artform Project, 'Midnight Fatcat Nah Pay tax', funded by Arts Council England & National Lottery.
Puppet build called "Midnight Robber" led a Mas called 'Unstitch the Rich' which was a comment on the widening gap between rich and poor, social and political commentary being a key influence on the work of collaborators Marina Poppa and Harrison Bundey Carnival troupe
University of Bradford
a selection of work made in response to the idea of memory and place, both real and imagined. As part of a whole series of inter-related happenings, we will be lifting the lid on Bradford's underground scene and playing out with a host of people, with loads of opportunities to make work and make friends.
I created installation, soundscape and participatory works for this exhibition in 2012