Artist Statement

As a consequence of my father working for the BBC, I was born in Benghazi and lived much of my life living and traveling in different countries.  This has given me an incredible flavor of the world both visually and culturally.  I’ve lived in the US for many years and hold both US and UK citizenship. 

My training at various art schools, including my undergraduate degree from Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, England and my MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence here in the US provided a wonderful foundation for my work.  I went on to do a number of Artist-in-Residencies including the Core Fellowship in Houston, Texas where I have work included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  I am also in various private collections including the Edward Albee Foundation.

While raising my son, my art career was put on hold.  During this time I continued my spiritual exploration to understand who I am.  I have a love of meditation, which in turn has enriched my art.  My goal in life is to have an understanding of the inner world and the outer world.  This is reflected in my work in a very concrete way.  My art is very literally a journey of my spiritual exploration, for example, in 2007 when I began to work seriously again the work represents a black and white world.  As time goes on, I am exploring a truly Technicolor world as never before.

For the past seven years I have worked consistently on my drawings.  I have produced a complex body of work that I am ready to show the world.