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In my work I create paintings and collages of improbable disrupted landscapes, using the ubiquitous iconography of the family album. The photograph acts as a trigger for recollection, a record of lived experience and an autobiographical clue.

Photographs extend the life expectancy of the transitory moment and act as a souvenir; memory maker and memory keeper. Though the images are private, they are shaped by the conventions and the technology of the time so have a cultural familiarity. In this way, personal histories exist as a part of a wider public narrative.

Process is key to my work. I select, photocopy, splice and amalgamate pairs of images and from these I paint onto aluminium plates, redolent of the material history and objectness of the photograph. Using a muted palette, the melancholic tones allude to a temporal movement receding back in time. I work on a small scale as this references the photographic source material and creates a more intimate viewing experience. 

For more information, or to purchase any artwork, please call 01872 530505

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