Following my first residency in Iceland in August 2015 I worked in my studio, developing drawings and paintings from on-site sketches. These works, plus the performance film Taking a landscape for a walk, have been presented as an exhibition entitled Iceland – Before and After.
The show was at The Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham (Jan.16th – Feb. 20th 2016) and then toured to The Gateshead Library Gallery (April 2nd – May 21st 2016).
During 2016, a collaboration between the artist/curator Dr. Dominic Smith and myself resulted in a 7 minute film entitled Virtues of Cultural Leadership.
Together, with my partner Julie Livsey, I was artist-in-residence at Herhúsid (the Armyhouse) in Siglufjördur for one month in July 2016. I produced a number of drawings and paintings and a short film called Hresst Hross (Hearty Horses).
In October, Hresst Hross was featured in the Short Films of the North East Screening night in Newcastle.
My role as a free-lance artist at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is ongoing. In November 2016 and January 2017 I facilitated a number of life drawing sessions for undergraduates and adults. From January until the middle of April 2017, I was involved in weekly sessions as part of the Creative Age project. Since then (November and December) I have been involved in a portfolio review day, a life drawing session with PGCE students and some ‘ARTMIX’ sessions with young people.
We returned to Herhúsid in Siglufjördur in April/May 2017. Again I produced a number of drawings and paintings – and another film, a documentary called Icelandic Blues.
In October, 2017 two of my films were shown at the 2nd Western China International Art Biennale in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia.
I divide my time between going to the gym and working in my studio. Self- portraiture looms.