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 in 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.

The works below are sold in secure 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 the intended light effect. They can also be supplied in acrylic boxes for an additional cost. For enquires and a sale catalogue contact

Still Life

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.

Platonic Shapes

Squares, Circles and Triangles, in series which explore complexity and simplicity evolving from basic shapes.

Square Circle Triangle

2003-2008: 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.

Cut circles, Spirals, Flowers

2007-2012  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.