The Trustees of the Reservation, Crane Estate Art Show, Ipswich, MA.
The Trustees of the Reservation, Crane Estate Art Show, Ipswich, MA.

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News from 2014

Since Fall 2013 I have been weaving together my expertise in planning and landscape design with silk painting. The focus is climate change vulnerability and adaptation. I have created 10’ long banners that include silk painting and photography, on Climate Change and the Landscape of Essex County. The banners have been exhibited by many North Shore environmental and arts organizations, including The Trustees of Reservations and the Marblehead Arts Association. I have also painted silk paintings and silk wearables including capes and ponchos, illustrating the effects of climate change on our oceans, cities and landscapes. This Fall I will participate artistically in an inter-disciplinary Cornell University collaboration on climate change vulnerability and adaptation. I will be working closely with faculty and students from the Departments of Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning, and Communication. There will be an exhibit based on this academic and artistic collaboration at Cornell University, Fall 2015.


Artist Statement

I am a British-born urban and environmental planner and landscape designer turned silk painter. I have a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and Certificate in Landscape Design from the Landscape Institute, Harvard University. I received my BA (Hons) in Political Science from Leicester University, UK.

I am a co-administrator and a silk painter at Ten Pound Studio, Gloucester, MA. My landscape silk paintings are deeply informed by the lyrical and poetic landscape interpretations of artists Wolf Khan and Ian Hamilton Finlay. I am also deeply touched by the batik landscapes of silk painter Mary Edna Fraser who I met at SPIN (Silk Painters International) in Santa Fe August 2012.

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