I am a multidisciplinary artist based at Wasps' South Block studio in Glasgow, with diverse experience of creative facilitation, both as an Arts Tutor and an Expressive Arts Facilitator. I came to Glasgow in 1999 to study photography and returned in 2016 after 10 years living and working in The Netherlands.
My artistic practice has developed from my work as an Expressive Arts Facilitator which uses art making to recognise and represent feelings and emotions and emphasises artistic experience as a tool for self-discovery and self-expression.
Primary working in acrylics I use different tools and techniques to instinctively develop my works, building complex textures and layers throughout the process. I work intuitively with the materials I use, discovering relationships between colours and surfaces, often creating unexpected effects. I use energetic marks and colourful shapes in my compositions, the focus being the process of the making, thus demonstrating my personal interaction with a canvas at any one moment.
I have been part of the RSE funded research project Aural Textiles since 2018 working on collaborations with both textiles and ceramics practitioners.
In 2020, I co-founded Glasgow Infinitive of Facilitation and Therapy (GIFT) alongside an art therapist and dramatherapist to support the mental health of children and their families across the city through the delivery of our schools-based arts therapies programme.
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