The world is a dangerous place; that’s my take on it. Ever since I was at infant school I liked to create an escape for myself through art. It might have only been as a runner up in a Cadbury’s chocolate competition in those days but art is art, right? It was when I had to retire from my teaching career that I began to rediscover my creativity.
In my work I try to communicate about physical disability and mental health problems, including my childhood experiences. I have developed an interest in social injustice, both in relation to myself and in the media. Because my emotions are unpredictable my work has developed as a communication tool to replace the more conventional method of talking.
I work with a range of media including photography, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, charcoal & pastels. I also like to use found and collected materials to make posters, sculpture and small installations. My work is primarily about ideas and I select my technique according to what I want to express.
Through my work I hope to relate to other people, provoke thought and sometimes even raise a laugh.