Me in the studio (July 2019)

Me in the studio (July 2019)

My work is inspired by the ‘edge of the rainbow’. The blurred place where reality and our emotions and imagination mingle. It’s the place that transcends what we see and creates those tiny moments that capture the heart and touch our souls.

I am a mainly abstract artist, working on a large scale. I am trying to create fully autonomous paintings that evoke an emotional response in the viewer.

I often start with a word, feeling or passage of text and try to visualise those emotions in colour, form and scale. I don't work from sketchbooks, so each piece comes to life through my relationship with the paint on the canvas using layers and layers of thin, runny oil paint, which try to capture a ghostly, hazy, amorphous presence or portal into the subconcious.

This process means that every painting contains the ideas, frustrations, happiness and story of the process that created it. For this reason, I don’t produce prints of my work as I want each piece to remain unique.

I am represented by the Hicks Gallery in Wimbledon and Darl-e and The Bear in Woodstock. I was born in Brighton and graduated in Fine Art (Painting) from Chelsea College of Art in 1996.

Hicks Gallery (group show) - Summer Exhibition 2019

Art on The Mind - Proud Galleries, London, June 2019

The Other Art Fair - London, March 2019

The Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, represented by Hicks Gallery - Stockholm, October 2018

The Other Art Fair - London, October 2018

Artwave Festival - The Dairy Studio, August 2018

Hicks Gallery (group show) - Summer Exhibition 2018

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 - Wildcard finalist

Artists Open House (Brighton Festival) - May 2018

The Other Art Fair - London, 22nd to 25th March 2018

Featured Artist - The Chalk Gallery, Lewes 29th Jan to 25th Feb 2018

Lane House Arts (solo show) - Bath, 29th September to 30th November 2017

The Other Art Fair - Bristol, 1st to 3rd September 2017

This Is Who We Are (group show) - Bailey Contemporary, Brighton. June 15th to 9th July 2017

Chalk Gallery, Lewes - 5th June 2017 to 20th May 2018

Artists Open House (Brighton Festival) - May 2017

Annual Open Exhibition (group show) - Pelham House, Lewes. Jan 18th to Feb 28th 2017

Wintertide (group show) - Brush Gallery, Brighton. Dec 2016

Art at The Claremont (group show) - The Claremont Hotel, Hove. Nov 2016 to April 2017

SNUG Christmas Open House (group show) - SNUG Gallery, Hove. Dec 2016

This Shimmering Space (solo show) - Mange Tout, Brighton. Oct to Nov 2016

Brush (group show) - Brush Gallery, Brighton. March 2016

SNUG Christmas Open House (group show) - SNUG Gallery, Hove. Dec 2015

SNUG May Festival Open House (group show) - SNUG Gallery, Hove. May 2015