As a versatile mixed media artist, I believe art should tell a meaningful story to the beholder. My narrative style of work is very much based on encapsulating my own personal memories and experiences, yet illustrated in a way that can be interpreted individually by the viewer.
I originally began my colourful journey as an artist drawing all over my Dad’s meeting agendas and business papers as a child! As long as I can remember I have practised art in some form, from stitching to photography; painting in a range of media from oils to gouache and acrylics; working in graphic design and illustration.
Mostly inspired by storytelling, my work also combines the magical scenery and ever-changing seasonal colours in the beautiful Peak District in which I am lucky to both live and work. I also draw on inspiration from my Swedish roots, enhanced by my regular journeys back home.
Some of my favoured techniques include collage, mono-printing and crystalline watercolour enhancing the work with a luminous quality. I tend to machine stitch into the work for mark making and creating texture, with the aid of my faithful 50 year old Swedish Husqvarna. The result is a three dimensional, visual representation attempting to evoke thought.
My lifelong love of words have always influenced the way I work, hence the narrative element; quotes and lines of words are often incorporated into the piece of art work. Words can inspire the concept from the idea stage through to finish.
Whilst being one of the resident artists at the Gallery in the Gardens at Buxton’s refurbished Pavilions, I am also a member of the prestigious Peak District Artisans exhibiting at the award-winning annual Great Dome Art Fair, part of the Buxton Festival Fringe.
Peak District Artisans www.peakdistrictartisans.co.uk
Gallery in the Gardens, www.galleryinthegardens.co.uk
I have exhibited widely for over 20 years, including solo exhibitions in the UK and Sweden. Every year, my work is exhibited in a range of venues such as museums and art galleries, hospitals, art cafes, art festivals, showcase events and artist fairs.
My work, including commissions, can be found in homes, offices and public venues around the UK, Sweden and the USA.
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