“I paint because I have to. I wake up thinking in color and gesture and lines wriggle up my spine. I am now a mother, a washer of dirty hands and smiling faces, a cooker of kale chips and preparer of pack lunches. But that need persists. My current work is in collaboration with my children. I start my work with colored grounds, colored pens and crafting intentions and I ask my children to draw. They do not draw what I expect them to. Such is life, I work with images that I like to ruminate on, images about how to parent, how to play, what can I learn from my children, what I should teach them, how can I love them more. Somehow in the mix of the studio; a painting is born”
I am from London. I have a Fine Art BA honors from a Central St Martins in London. I moved to the US in 2001. I ran Sunset Ranch, a horse riding barn under the Hollywood sign for 4 years. I went back to London in 2005-07. I did a post grad in Painting. I came back to LA and worked for an animal training company, acting as an agent for animals for the film and TV industry. Then got lucky in Realestate. I got married and had kids (yay!), got divorced (Boo!) and remarried (Yay! again). I am currently a mum, a award winning Super Host on Airbnb; and just starting to exhibit my paintings again.
Foundation, Chelsea School of Fine Art, London 1997-98
Fine Art BA Honors, Central St Martins, London 1998 -2001
Post Graduate Diploma, Dali school at CSM, London 2006
Awards & Distinctions:
shortlisted Mercury Art Award 2006
Chop Chop salon, Los Angeles January 2020
Shifting Narratives, LA Mayors offices and Mount St Mary’s University, https://hcidla.lacity.org/commission-status-women?fbclid=IwAR1YfLaSROLIWzL5r2mvoUBn8pDe1m9oxJhK0VuRE6gAL00xAcMCdyVjZv8
My children where born 2010 & 2012
Art for Youth, The Royal College of Art, London, 2010
Project Ethos, Hollywood, 2010
Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, 2010
Create fixate, Broken, Downtown Los Angeles, July 2009
Affordable Art Fair, London 2007 - 2009
Ideal Home Show, London 2006 - 2009
Art for Youth, The Mall Gallery, London, October 2009, 2008
Centered on the Center, Huntingdon Beach Art Center, Orange County, California 2008
BA (Honors) Degree Show, Central St Martins College, 2001
Exhibit 99, Annual showcase of fine art from all London Institute colleges, 1999
"The great artist is the simplifier"
Vincent Van Gogh
LIFE WITH KIDS
these are the paintings I have been doing with the children.