I have a long record of writing for art journals and artist catalogues.
Most recently I have published a book – Severnside – An Artist’s View of the Severn. On it’s second print run, I do have some copies available, you can contact me or order online here.
I received a bursary from VASW to attend a course at Arvon on writing for the arts. I was a writer in residence for Double Elephant Printmakers, and written commissioned pieces for a-n and Four Seasons hotel in-house magazine. Much of my writing these days turns up on my blog page as I write copious studio notes and observations.
I often write pieces about observing or witnessing things – whether that be an audience perspective, a viewer or a participant. Writing the book about both sides of the river, in response to my life and Brexit, raised my awareness of how fascinating I find the duality of seeing and being seen. Both metaphorically and literally. This has increased further during the pandemic, thanks to spending so much time online doing zoom – our lives are now more framed by viewfinders than ever before. Either side of a screen, either side of a river, the fence, either side of the world. If we see both sides we have hope for empathy and unity.
My next book will be part of an installation comprising many elements and mediums, all exploring the impact of flooding on individuals as well as the wider picture.