I am always working on new projects. Although these are varied, they are all inspired by aspects of ‘place’, be that visual, metaphorical, or historical. They are all landscape based and often involve research in archives, oral histories and museums as well as observation. I am especially interested in the power of objects to link us with people and places across time.
I am currently working on ob•serve, a residency at Skokholm Island Bird Observatory. This is a project supported by The Arts Council of Wales which is enabling me to develop my work and re-evaluate my relationship with landscape, inspired by working alongside the scientists on the island. It is inspiring a return to oil painting after an intense period of working in glass.
is Economy of Scale is a piece I made for an exhibition at Tenby Museum to celebrate the life of 16th Century mathematician, Robert Recorde who was born in Tenby in 1510. Cân yr Oerwynt is a collaborative project with singer, song-writer, Sarah Harman, based on the social and industrial history of North Pembrokeshire.
In 2014 I researched the stories of Welsh people who emigrated to The United States in the 18th and 19th Centuries and developed a body of work entitled Hiraeth, some of which was shown in From Here and There at Elysium Gallery, Swansea and toured to Clara Hatton Gallery in Colorado. I also have an on-going interest in making work in relation to Poetry.