About

Landscape has always been a starting point for me, a visual trigger for inspiration. Working from photographs, sketches and memory, each painting evolves in an unpredictable way, through the addition and removal of paint and the spontaneous reactions to accidental marks. I like to use gestural marks and loose brushwork to engage the viewer and charge the composition with movement and dynamism, whilst still maintaining balance, building up the paint in transparent and opaque layers, dripping, washing, splashing, allowing it to take its own fluid course and giving the painting a life of its own.

Education:

2000 – 2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art University of the West of England, Bristol
1999 – 2000 Foundation Course University of the West of England, Bristol

Awards

2007Runner up: Gilchrist Fisher Award, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2006Runner up, Royal Bath and West Scholarship
NADFAS Young Artist Prize, Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset
Highly Commended, Winsor and Newton Young Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries,

Selected Exhibitions

2014London Art Fair: Envie d'art, Islington, London
Northcote Gallery, King's Road, London
AAF Hong Kong, Envie d'Art, London
2013'Let me introduce...', Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, Sussex
Solo Show, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
2012Solo Show: Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London
Gilchrist Fisher 21st Anniversary Exhibition: Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair: Cricket Fine Art, Battersea Park, London
2011Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Summer Show: Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London
Under a Grand: Grandy Art, London
2010Affordable Art Fair: Whitewall Partners, Battersea Park, London
2009Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Solo Show: Advocate Galleries, Wimbledon Village, London
Solo Show: Smithfield Gallery, London
2008Summer Reflections: Foss Fine Art, London
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
'Lay of the Land', Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
2007Art for Life: Cobalt Fine Art, Smithfield Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair: Cobalt Fine Art, Battersea Park, London
Small Picture Show: Foss Fine Art, London
Drawing Exhibition: Alpha House Gallery, Dorset
Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Joint Exhibition: Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset
Open Studios: Wimbledon Art Studios, London
2006Changing Spaces: Salisbury Playhouse Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Young Artist Exhibition: Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset
Edinburgh Art Fair: Edinburgh, Scotland
Open Studios: Wimbledon Art Studios, London
Dreamland: The Chambers Gallery, Long Lane, London
Summer Show: The Smithfield Gallery, West Smithfield, London
Joint Exhibition: Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset
Open Studios: Wimbledon Art Studios, Earlsfield, London
2005Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Annual Exhibition: Mall Galleries, London
Discerning Eye, Annual Exhibition: Mall Galleries, London
Chichester Open Exhibition: Chichester Arts Centre, West Sussex
2004New English Art Club, Annual Exhibition: Mall Galleries, London
Highly Commended, Winsor and Newton Young Artist Prize: Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London
Solo Show: Templeton College, Oxford
Highly Commended, Royal Bath and West Show, Art Exhibition: Shepton Mallett, Somerset.
2003Finalist, Daily Mail Figurative Painting Prize: Mall Galleries, London
Free Range: Truman Breweries, London
Exhibition of Portrait Painters: Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset