Art for me is not about creating pretty images (although that may be a bi-product) I’m very much an artist that uses the process of making as a way of discovery, facing myself head on, questioning, following lines of enquiry; finding and revealing my truth before I pop this physical / mortal plane. It’s how my brain is wired and believe me, sometimes it’s not always been a welcomed skill, talent, propensity!
Much of my work is based upon memory, impressions, and chance occurrences. I want to draw out the beauty in the arbitrary; taking inspiration from heavily scarred walls, graffiti, marks created by peeling paint or everyday ephemera.
I am also fascinated by urban explorations and hidden time capsules that are quickly being reclaimed by nature. We transform landscapes and leave our unmistakable marks, but they are not always indelible. When we move out, nature quickly moves in to stake its claim.
After a cancer diagnosis, of which I am now in remission, I am now exploring these themes by revisiting, destroying, and reusing previous works. This is primarily to reflect upon my history, my visual diary and to consolidate those recurring concepts and ideas, and of course as a way of understanding and creating my own artistic legacy.
CV & Education
Bath Academy of Art – BA (Hons) Sculpture/Printmaking.
St Helens College of Art – 2 year Foundation. Dip AD.
2019 - Liverpool Art Fair. Metquarter. Whitechapel. Liverpool
2019 - 'Presence' - Not Just Collective Group Show. The Naked Lunch. Liverpool
2018 - Liverpool Art Fair. Pier Head Village. Liverpool
2018 - Chapel Gallery. Ormskirk. Lancashire Open
2018 -'Thresholds - Adjacent Possible' Not Just Collective Group Show. Tapestry. Liverpool
2017 - 'Looking Now at It' - Group Show. Rathbone Studios. Birkenhead. Wirral.
2017 - LMH Festival Exhibition. Brink. Liverpool.
2017 - WSA Open. Williamson Art Gallery. Wirral
2017 - Seagrass Studio/Gallery. West Kirby. Wirral
2017 - 'Drawing from the Collection' . Group Show. Gallery One. St Helens World of Glass
2017 - ‘Distant Shores’ - Group Show. Waterfront Gallery. Southport
2017 - Liverpool Art Fair. Pier Head Village. Liverpool
2017 - Chester Arts Centre. Summer Exhibition. Chester
2015 - Tarpey Gallery. Castle Donington. East Mids.
2012 - 'A New Look at Nature' - Ruskin Prize (3 shortlisted works) Brantwood. Cumbria
2012 - ‘Reflections’ - Group Show. The Art Lounge. New Mills
Notts Castle. Nottingham Museum & Art Gallery
Melbourne Arts Festival. Arts Trail. Derbyshire
Leicester City Gallery. Leics
Leabrooks Gallery. Derbyshire
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
Candid Arts. London
Barclays Bank. London