Current work 'REVERIE' is looking at the moments in time of unconscious thought, a dreamlike state and referencing 'The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard. It explores the possibilities of reverie to offer a response for the conscious mind and to open up the imagination to enable the poetic image and visual language.
'SIRENS' explores inspiration from literature. Homer's
'The Odyssey' introduces us to the Sirens. Their names have been used as a catalyst for calligraphic opportunities for form and colour within the
paintings. It is an opportunity to explore possibilities for a lyrical abstraction located in the Mediterranean.
Other explorations of long term current practise involve directional drawn responses of 'Vertices 3' and ' Panorama of Love and Grief' and 'Pause' where graphite tonality records time and response to the trauma of deep emotional experience of grief, in all three projects.
A number of strategies have been employed, the results of which have been regularly exhibited in galleries, and public spaces as Murals resulting from residencies at schools and Youth clubs and finally as Publications and Commissions.
2015 Sirens The Beaucatcher Salon, London
2011 Retro Retrospective The Fox Reformed, London.
1995 Working Drawings The Fox Reformed, London.
1994 Intimate Gardens The Stoke Newington Festival, London.
1991 Heads in Print Patisserie Bliss, London.
Selected Group exhibitions
2018 Group show of work by Students and Tutors Ravensbourne
University, North Greenwich, Peninsular, London.
2016 'Language in Bloomsbury' Bloomsbury Literary Festival,
2007-08 Pages The Notice Gallery, London.
2006-07 The Winter Salon The Hackney Museum, London.
2006 Open Studios The Old Sea Cadets Building, London
2003 Holds and Charms Middlesex University Gallery, London.
INTOXICANT The Limehouse Arts Foundation (LAF), London.
2002 Ma Untitled Art House Gallery, London.
1990 Xantippe The Crypt Gallery, London.
1989 XantippeThe Orangery Gallery, London.
1988 Paintings, Drawings and Prints The Cahill and Grebler Gallery,
Womens Artist's Diary (original work) The Kings Manor Gallery,
The University of york.
Watching You Watching Me The Small Mansions Art Centre,
1986 Women's Eye IV The Hornsey Gallery, London.
1985 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London.
Women's Eye II The Women's Eye Gallery, London.
Heads Women's Eye Gallery, London.
1984 Works on Paper(two woman show) The Almeida Theatre London.
Art in Tower Hamlets Open Exhibition1984, London.
2015 Thornley, L. Typography Deconstructed. www.thornley.co.uk
1988 The Women's Artists Diary.
Artist in Residence
2003-05 Lilian Baylis Secondary School, Lambeth, London.
Calveston Primary School,Newham, London.
1991 William Patten Primary School, Stoke Newington, London.
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