The Indivisible Collection

The title of this collection, Indivisible, is a reference to me and my two sisters, Sandra and Julie. Following the death of both parents, we were separated at an early age, living in a number of different foster homes. Somehow, we were always inextricably connected: separate but one.

Hear No Evil

Oil on Board, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

Inspired by the 17th-century Japanese proverb originating in a carving of the “Three Wise Monkeys”. In this interpretation, it symbolises a code of silence among sisters, as well as an abdication of responsibility on the part of those who looked the other way.

Inseparable – SOLD

Oil on Board, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

Our memories of the past can only be played through the narrowportals of our own masks.

Gas Mark 3

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

A weighty, over-sized gas mark emphasising isolation – even with her back to the wall there are signs of hope, as yet unseen.

Mother’s Day

Oil on Board, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

A father and daughter together at Mother’s funeral; a fantasy of an intimate, shared experience, one that was never permitted.

Immune System

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

A universal experience – not fitting in, not part of the ‘in-crowd’.

Resonance

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

Behind the masks the boys have a common language, a shared understanding.

Indivisible

Oil on Canvas, 100 x 120 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

A snapshot in time – a family unit soon to be divided. Even though we were separated we were inherently connected.

Almost Heaven

Oil on Canvas, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

I grew up without my mother and I really missed her presence. I imagined her and what it would be like to still have her with me. Yet, I always felt her protection. As a mother myself, my children have been my greatest gift. So much of who we are is handed down from one generation to another…

Gas Mark 2

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Memories of childhood. I see myself as a storyteller through paint. This image depicts two children in gas masks with a third (hidden) child to the right. A ghostly gas mask hangs on the wall at the back of the room.People have often brought their own stories to this piece, although it is very personal to me

It’s All About Survival

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

From a world war II photo. A conversation between my sister and I about whether we were ‘there for each other’ as children. The reality was that it was a case of ‘everyone for themselves’.It really was about survival.

Gas Mark 1

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Juxtaposition of bright colours belying a darker narrative. This was my first ever gas mask painting when I began the Diploma at Norfolk Painting School. I wanted to use some bright colours having looked at the work of Henri Matisse. What came out of my head was a more sinister image than I had expected. My sister could really relate to it, and my gas mask journey began…

Bath Night

Oil on Board, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Reflections on a challenging childhood. Memories of fear, humiliation, anxiety, lack of trust. Cold. Sometimes danger lurks in the most unlikely of places.

Imposter

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

What has happened? What is happening? What will happen next?

Metamorphosis

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

“The Butterfly Does not Look Back at the Caterpillar in Shame…” Anthony Gucciardi Life events can rip into the very core of our being, physically, emotionally and psychologically. Our life path is what makes us who we are.

You Never Know What’s Around The Corner

Oil on Canvas, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Playful young siblings growing up are so often full of expectation and anticipation. Filled with hope and promise. As life unfolds, none of us ever knows what is to come. This painting captures the innocent joy we shared before the death of our parents, and ultimately our separation.

Mum’s The Word

Oil on Canvas, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Secrets we hold. What we are not telling. All stuck in an alley way.

The sign of the finger in front of the mouth has so many connotations. It can be asking for quiet, the idea of ‘don’t tell’, ‘this is just between us’ or ‘let’s surprise them!’

Sacrificial Lamb – SOLD

Oil on Board, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

An elegy on life and death at a liminal time.

Elegy definition: Contemplation (in modern literature) a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.

Act 3 – SOLD

Oil on Canvas, 122 x 91 cms

Original artwork – SOLD

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Thoughts of Russian dolls.

Separate realities, adults on a stage with a child inside.The little boy in the corner is me, I had boy’s haircut.

Transition 1

Oil Sketch on Board, 51 x 76 cms

Original available to purchase – £800.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Lost in an alien landscape. Being led away…

Transition 2

Oil Sketch on Board, 51 x 76 cms

Original available to purchase – £800.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

…moving between foster homes, lost and bewildered. Memories of childhood.

They’ll Be Home Soon

Oil on Board, 51 x 76 cms

Original available to purchase – £800.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

When you’re not trusted to be inside the house alone.

Sister Esther

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

‘Sister Esther’ is 84 years old now, but she remembers vividly having to wear her gas mask during the war. She hadn’t put one on since, but kindly and very obligingly agreed to do so for me.

She sat for some time in the studio and was a great sport!

Send In The Clown

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

A familiar sense of isolation, of being alone. Set aside from others, a small presence on a big throne and the crown doesn’t fit. Thoughts of a crown befitting a fool….

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