Artwork

When I draw I observe and listen to my subject, literally and metaphorically capturing the quality of energy I am witness to. The resulting image may not ‘look like’ my subject but will reveal, through accumulated traces, a drawn equivalent of that experience.  I translate the energy of movement and sound into a visual language. Sometimes I use a technologically assisted environment to  collaborate with other practitioners in live performance. Not only does this offer the viewer an intimate insight into my creative process, but can bring me in close contact with my subject. I also experiment with digital drawing applications.

I was awarded a PhD Fine Art from Aberystwyth University in 2013. See more about my research in ‘Shedding Skins’.

I have exhibited widely since 1986 and have work for exhibition and sale at my studio. My work is represented in both private and public collections nationally and internationally.

I welcome inquiries for studio visits, exhibitions, projects and commissions.

Selected video works can be seen below, then scroll down to view the gallery of drawings, prints, paintings and photos of performances and projects.

Behind the Mist 2017

A collaboration with composer and musician Martin Pyne. This track is from Martin’s new album ‘Behind the Mist’ and is available on Bandcamp.

 

Will o the Wisp 2017

A collaboration with composer and musician Martin Pyne. This track is from Martin’s new album ‘Behind the Mist’ and is available on Bandcamp.

Y Mabinogi 2015

A unique event took place on 14 March 2015. Y Mabinogi was performed by six storytellers over the course of the day. Beginning at 11am and ending at 8pm (with breaks). The event happened at Aberystwyth Arts Centre to a packed house. The stories were drawn live and projected above the storytellers. This video documents part of the drawing process and the storytellers can be heard.

 

Woman Walking 1999 – 2014

An old/new work – a sound recording of layered walks made and recorded over eighteen months, combined with paintings made over one year. The soundtrack was mastered by Martin Pyne (Tallguy Records).

 

 

Charlie Bird 2010
04m 28s
When the cat brought in this bird I rescued it. Some weeks later he went to a rescue centre as his wing never healed. He was a great character so I named him Charlie and filmed him in those first few hours. Later, in the studio, I drew into the video using my digital projection technique.


Gwawr Gwaith Powdwr
2010
05m 18s
Drawing the new dawn at the old explosive works in Penrhyndeudreath. I took my camera up to the land at 4.30am and filmed. I later projected the film in my studio and drew into the film. The video you are now seeing is an edit between those films. This celebrates the new dawn of the lands use as it changes from being the site of an explosives factory, to a wildlife sanctuary.

 

Skin Deep 2009
A Selkie story and song narrated by June Tabor inspired this film.
Dancers Sandra Rosado and Paul Davies, edited by John Thorne. Directed by Maria Hayes.

 

For images and examples of Artwork please browse the gallery below.