Art and creativity in one form or another have dominated my life for as long as I can remember. I have used art making as a tool for a whole range of things such as communicating ideas, thinking and asking questions, exploring what is around me and ultimately, developing a deeper, more profound understanding of my own experience of being human. For me, good art has intensity it feels somehow 'charged'. It demands a response from the viewer which might be emotional or intellectual or a combination of both.

Recurring themes in my work include:
I am also interested in a relationship between visual art and poetry.

Visual artists who have particularly inspired me include Camille Claudel, Henri Matisse, Barbara Hepworth, Joseph Cornell, Louise Bourgeois, Susan Hiller and Marlene Dumas.

Poets and writers who have inspired me include Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Siri Hustvedt, Anna Kavan and Stefan Zweig.

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