The emphasis of previous work has been the use of abstraction to portray an atmospheric and ethereal sense of the landscape. In order to achieve this I have used my observations of the natural environment and interpreted them through the use of colour and texture to create the sensation of being encompassed within the landscape rather than being a mere observer.
For a short period, I found I was being more influenced by world affairs and in response to this my work entered a more figurative phase. Within these works I hoped to convey hidden agendas of a personal and political nature.
More recently I have returned to abstraction, not to convey any hidden agendas or views, but for the sheer enjoyment in the use of paint, colour and form to produce a new exciting body of work.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2003 - Masters Degree Fine Art, University of Leeds, Leeds
1998 - BA Hons Fine Art - Sculpture, Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds
2004 - 'Insular Spaces', Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
2011 - South Yorkshire Open Art 2011, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2010 - South Yorkshire Open Art 2010, The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2009 - artWEEK - Holmfirth, Civic Hall, Holmfirth
2009 - South Yorkshire Open Art, Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley
2008 - South Yorkshire Open Art, The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2007 - Grazyna Whittle: Textiles Ann Raby: Paintings Kyoko Takahashi: Ceramics, ArtsMill Galllery at Linden Mill, Hebden Bridge
Competitions, prizes and awards
2001 - Finalist, Yorkshire Open, Wakefield Artsmill