With a strong interest in built spaces and environments, I make work in response to architecture through drawing. Inspired by the character of architecture, I am intrigued by its impact on the space and those who experience it.
Academic study developed ideas on the duality of drawing through reception and expression. With this approach, I examine drawing in response to architecture to make connections and conversations, seeking out hidden, forgotten, or reimagined aspects. Handling material as a means of enquiry, I explore and communicate my intuitive responses through the sensory, tactile action of drawing. I also work with other approaches, such as video and printmaking, to gather material and develop my drawings.
Working from my home studio near York, recent works are inspired by architectural features such as texture, light and shadow, and comprise contemporary abstract drawings, often on translucent material activated by light in the space.
As well as selected works through my online shop, I offer commissions to make work specific to a client’s space, or projects working with partner organisations and the public. I also deliver drawing sessions to share the fundamental, universal and accessible nature of drawing.
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CV & Education
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2021-22 Collaboration with Holly Rowan Hesson | 2021 Drawings we have lived, Drawing Together | 2020-21 Drawing Breath
2020 National Trust at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York | 2018-20 AA2A at York St John University, York | 2016 York Art Gallery, York | 2014 National Trust at Goddards, York
2016-17 Resonances Retold, York Art Gallery, York | 2015 Goddards Reimagined, National Trust at Goddards, York
2021 Definitions of Drawing, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2019 Fronteer Open, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield | 2018 Forms Assembled in the Light, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2016 See:Saw, York St John University, York | 2015 Relish, The New School House Gallery, York
2016 Illuminating York at York St John University
2016 Vespertine #16, York | 2016 Illuminating York at York St John University | 2015 York Minster Revealed, Community Engagement Team
2015 Handling Histories: Catherine Bertola at the Brontë Parsonage Museum (2011)
2016 York St John University, BA (Hons), Fine Art, Class I, Vice Chancellor’s Faculty of Arts Medal, Fine Art Programme Prize, an Degree Show Guide