2007 – 2012 Gained a first class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art at University College Falmouth
2003 – 2007 Freelance designer and illustration
‘Secret Lives’ Mixed Exhibition, Beaux Arts, Bath
Human Nature, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
Beaux Arts, Bath ‘Artists of Fame & Promise’ Summer Exhibition
‘Persistent Illusion’ Solo Show, Bucca Gallery, Newlyn
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham
Spring Group Show, Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham
‘Winter Season Bonanza’ Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives
‘Launch Collective’ The Crypt, St. Ives
Stellar Graduates, Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
‘Small Paintings’ Bucca Gallery, Newlyn
‘Rising Stars’ Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
‘bareSPACE’ Vyner Street Gallery, London
‘Resonate’ Summer House Gallery, Marazion
Red Dot 2, Falmouth Poly
‘Traces’ Solo Show, New Street Gallery, Penzance
Red Dot, Falmouth Poly
Contemporary experience is fragmented, truth is shadowy and reality subjective. In a world where much of our experience is received second-hand, through photographic imagery, I am interested in the nature of the reality we construct around ourselves.
I am interested in the way images change when translated from photograph to paint, as well as the alchemy which seems to occur when context is altered and when fragments of images are combined. My aim has been to develop a visual language that reflects not just contemporary concerns, but also the memory and history which underpins where we are now.
The images often show representations of people, but they are not intended to be portraits – rather they are a metaphor for something more universal. The figure in my painting is a means to communicate directly with the viewer and the absence of context allows the figures to occupy their own subjective space, timeless and unadorned.
I would like my paintings to act as a contemplative space where the viewer can make their own connections and form their own interpretations. My aim is to express something of the transience and vulnerability of the human condition as well as the surreal and fragmented nature of the world around us.