In my art I reference the body as an expression of genetics, incorporating ideas from ancient cultures, and often re-presenting ancestry and lineage from a matriarchal rather than the more common patriarchal basis. My work is usually sculptural and I like to use primitive materials like clay, paper and plaster.

I had the opportunity to study Fine Art after a teaching and research career in science. After gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire I went on to do an MA at the University of Westminster. All this was hugely enjoyable and rewarding and opened my eyes to contemporary art. I became increasingly interested in artists who look beyond the representational and whose art interrogates science and humanity. Helen Chadwick, Annie Cattrell, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie, Ana Mendieta, Richard Long, Jaume Plensa and Antony Gormley are just a few of the artists whose work inspires me.

I was awarded a distinction for my MA and showed my installation, The Shape of Memory, at Courtyard Arts Gallery. Since then I have exhibited regularly in group shows nationally and in 2020 won second prize for my piece Luna II in a virtual exhibition, Visions of Science, run by the University of Bath. My work continues to focus on art and science; I’m currently considering using my own DNA code as a textual genetic identity.