Visit Stockton Arts Fest Gallery two doors up from Iceland on Stockton High Street 2Aug-9Aug 2006. My Images are designed for the small scale intimate home setting they aim to be striking and often humorous escaping the big dramatic statement. I make art first to satisfy my mental and emotional interests then my hope is that it reaches out to others with resonances that connect leaving people free to identify with their personal life story. I hope to do this by making enigmatic images that are mysterious, sometimes symbolic and abstract. The layering of my images is a digging upward that references archaeology from ancient Greece and the European Neolithic to the Stone Age. To express a believe that the origin of human artist creativity in all its forms be it: masks, drama, dancing, singing, music, visual art and architecture has its root in the Temple. And before that in fissures in the ground leading to walls in caves or reflective surfaces in water or mirrors which were perceived as doorways or windows. In a journey of spirit that aimed to satisfy an ancient and continuing desire for inspirational narrative that expresses something helpful to assist people in managing their lives.
Biography: I like to use Art therapeutically and have a Diploma in Art Therapy to build on my M. A. and B. A. Fine Art training in plaster fresco as well as painting, mixed media and photography. For over sixteen years I have been running art workshops of various kinds in the community for example: Cross Reference for Cleveland Craft Centre Middlesbrough with a poet Bob Begree a project to make art works that included prose poetry about a memory of a place in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK placed as an installation in shoe boxes with a letterbox opening at the front. A large number of school children of different ages, and other groups of people including Art students attended. I have also worked with organisations like MIND, and Redcar and Cleveland (ROC)Resource and Opportunities Centre also I have been a Board Member for Village Arts Community Centre Loftus in the North East of England. Two Commissions have been for: • Lord Zetland for three large oil paintings for the Ann Charlton Lodge a Residential Home for people suffering from MS • ICI – Carbonylation…an artist’s impression 4 large colour drawings and black and white photographs in celebration of the closure of ICI Carbonylation Plant Billingham 1935-1994
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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