Through a mix of observation and imagination, my work explores the spaces we all inhabit. Escapism is a key theme in my work, shown by depicting layers of the urban environment, but subverting those structures and constructing new illusions of space. I'm interested in the boundaries and margins between things; indoors and outdoors, built-up and organic, real and imagined.
My work is influenced by movement, travel and exploration, as well as historical ideas and attempts to create 'healthy' environments. In my day job I have the pleasure of working with social and women’s history every day. I believe that our built environment has a big impact on our mood, health, wellbeing and relationships with other people. I’m interested in how the relationship between health and environment has been understood throughout history.
I work with pen and pencil, watercolour and gouache. All my works involve a 3D element, whether that's small cut outs, layering and rearranging compositions, or experimenting with 3D structures.