Acrylic and copper gilding on plywood
Dimensions: 25cm (H) x 16cm (W) x 1cm (D) / 9.8" (H) x 6.3" (W) x 0.4" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
My long standing interest in landscape and architecture have always inspired me. Vernacular buildings, both rural and urban, domestic and functional, have found a place in my work for some time, no doubt also informed by time as an architectural technician. I am particular drawn to the triangular form of the gable ends of buildings, whether they be simple sheds, northern terraces, suburban 1960’s bungalows, barns or industrial warehouses.
9mm thick lasercut plywood, acrylic painted and copper leaf gilded wall sculpture, with lines engraved into the surface.
Ply spacers on the back create floating effect and shadow.
Ready to hang.
Based in: Staffordshire
I worked in architecture for twelve years before returning to education to study art graduating with a BA Hons in 2002.
My work is exhibited regularly in the UK and is held in private collections in the UK, Europe, Asia, the US and Australia.
It has been selected for the Royal West of England Academy Drawn exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Annual exhibition and Fully Awake 5:6 at the Freelands Foundation, London. I have been a professional artist since 2006 and currently work from Vale Artists Studios in Cheshire.
My paintings and sculpture evolve from half-remembered glimpses seen from the corner of my eye, fleeting juxtapositions elusive to photography, the dislocated reverie of long car journeys, or from more studied compositions. They are created from many visual sources that are filtered through sketchbook work and altered intuitively as the work progresses.
2019 Balancing Act, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2019 Safekeeping, Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorkshire
2018 Conscious Perception, The Stratford Gallery
2016 Susan Laughton at the Cold Press, Norfolk
2015 Travelling Light, Quercus Gallery, Bath, October
2011 Still Here, greenroom, Manchester curated by Blank Media collective
2010 Measured Space Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery, Malton, North Yorkshire
2009 Sightlines Salford Museum & Art Gallery including curation of work from Salford’s permanent collection see more
2008 Haworth Museum & Gallery Accrington
recent group exhibitions:
2019 Small Works, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2019 Fully Awake, The Freelands Foundation, London
2019 Constructs of Colour The Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire
2018/19 Organic Form Gallery 57, Arundel
2018/19 Winter exhibition The Stratford Gallery
2018 Initial Sighting &Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 A contour, a curve - the lie of the land Gallery 57, Arundel
2018 JOURNEY The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2018 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2018 Winter, The Stratford Gallery
2017 Mixing Signals, Kobi & Teal, Frome, Somerset
2017 Gaze, Glimpse: Looking at landscape Gallery 57, Arundel
2017 Ikigai: A reason for living, The Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire
2017 A Time for Reflection, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2017 Presence, Artwave West, Morecombelake, Dorset
2016 Opening Exhibition, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon
2016 Buy Art Fair Manchester, represented by Staithes Studios
2016 Lichfield Art Prize: Finalist Lichfield Cathedral
2016 A Certain Language Staithes Studios gallery, North Yorkshire
2015 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 'Drawn'
2014 Bristol Affordable Art Fair represented by Columbia Road Gallery
2014 Quercus Gallery Summer Show
2014 Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
2013 Battersea Affordable Art Fair
2013 New York City Affordable Art Fair
2013 neo:artprize exhibition neo:gallery 22, Bolton
2013 Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
2013 Bristol Affordable Art Fair
2012 Artlink Stockport Art Galley, Cheshire
2011 A Different View The Barefoot Gallery, Boston Spa, Yorkshire
2011 No.1: Paint BLANKSPACE Gallery, Manchester
2011 Wirksworth Festival Art Trails
2011 Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield
2011 Stockport Contemporary Open Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire
2010 Palace Art Fair Fulham, London
2009 Art of Ideas II : Arts & Business/Arts Council exhibition selected by Stephen Snoddy, Director of the Walsall Gallery
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