Based in London, UK
The embrace is a recurring motif embodied in many forms in my work. Primarily, I am a painter and sculptor, and I tend to focus on the interplay between the physical sensations of my materials and the raw emotions I experience in my own life and close relationships. Currently I am concerned with common feelings of introspection we have all experienced during the recent pandemic that proved to catalyse the effects of rumination and loneliness.
My painting method is physical, and this physical process demonstrates the material qualities of my work. Hence, I view the process as much a key part of the painting as the final marks I make when I complete a work. In a way I feel like I must really exploit the properties of paint and wet clay to reveal the process, so I prefer to use materials that are wet, sticky, and primitive. Clay and oils have this honesty unlike plastic media; they are so tactile that it feels as close as one can get to moulding another body and the intimacy of touch can be as delicate as the process of firing clay.
Recently I have found a natural progression into painting landscapes that lack figures. These lonely, desolate landscapes are imaginary and dreamlike, they reveal our aspirations, our desires, and our fears. And more so for this reason are they as figurative and bodily as my previous work. The landscapes could be said to reflect the vast span of aspects that comprise our private selves. I enjoy being able to create snapshots of memories, quiet unsaid moments and framing phrases and lyrics to this effect. Ultimately my work is diaristic, I find a cathartic release in the process and discovering classic and banal themes that can be shared with others.
Wimbledon College of Art (UAL)
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, 2017-2020
Oxford Brookes University
Distinction in Foundation in Art and Design, 2016-2017
WHEN SNOWDROPS RISE, MAPA Fine Art, Art Hill Gallery, October 1st - 3rd 2021
NEMESIS, Asylum Chapel, London, December 3rd 2020
SAVED THOUGHTS, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, July 19th - 28th 2019
ART ON THE HILL, Brill, March 22nd-24th 2019
THE MYSTERY TOOTHBRUSH JAMBOREE, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, February 21st 2019
NOISE, The Crypt Gallery, London, January 21st-22nd 2019
VIVID STATE 001, The Crofters Rights, Bristol, September 19th 2018
CROSS COLLEGE/ COURSE/ YEAR SHOW, Chelsea College of Arts, London, April 17th-20th 2018
ART ON THE HILL, Brill, March 17th-19th 2017