PAPER  2003-2015

“Making works in series allows me to convey a sense of the perpetual movement and variation of the material world.”
 Jenny McNulty

“Feeling the need… to break out from the painterly constraints of two dimensions, she has burst gleefully (there is no other word for it) into three.”
John Russell Taylor, 2006

The paper works are studies of how matter is formed and perceived: all of her art is an exploration of the fundamental structures of life.  They build from three basic techniques: semi relief; cut-out, where three dimensions are perceived as light falls through the shapes; and relief, where light falling on a shape creates shadow and depth.

Inherently fragile, the works are preserved in their original box frames of matt white wood and clear glass, 60 cm square. Depth varies from 3cm to 13 cm, as specified by the artist to enable her intended light effects.  For sales contact and for enquiries email or use the contact form on this website.

STILL LIFE 2003-2015

The Still Life works with paper are directly connected to her oil paintings and prints of arrangements of pots.

Semi relief, 2003-04: profiles of 9 pots recessed in 3 x 3 grid, the pots became more defined, the recess deeper through the series.

Cutouts, 2010-11:  9 pots in 3 x 3 grid, appear suspended, given form by light, some have local colour.


Three series which explore complexity and simplicity evolving from basic shapes (square, circle and triangle).


Arrangements of shapes made of folded or cut paper arranged in a 3 x 3 grid. After 2006 all numbered as ‘Paper Relief’ eg PR no 2. The last (Untitled, 2008) is different in construction and arguably not part of this series.


A further simplification, a series of cut out squares and lines, all emphasised with local colour which becomes more subtle towards the end of the series.   Squares are cut out, Lines are reliefs.


In contrast to the minimalism of the Squares and Lines series, these works show the effect of linear and exponential progression in creating form.  Cut Circles (2007) show form created by an increasing number of single cuts.  Spirals and Flowers (2009-2012) use both cut-out and relief techniques to build complexity from division and multiplication: flowers have Fibonacci sequences in their hearts.