"The work has a broad association with landscape and is resonant with marks made by cultivation, ancient and modern. I work building up multiple layers with palette knife and then sanding, scoring and erasing to reveal or obscure a memory of something previous. I use elements of what I see, predominantly from the landscape, paring down to simple abstraction. Contrast and balance are an important part of the work - the juxtaposition of negative space with complex surfaces of textural layering. The ongoing conflict between order and chaos."

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"Through the application of multiple layers of gesso, charcoal, acrylic and graphite, I am always aware of how important accident or the element of chance are, changing the direction of the work and taking it down a different route."

"My training and background is in design and this has had a significant effect on my understanding of form, proportion and mark making and has been instrumental in the development of a graphic approach to the work."

Exhibitions

2019

Encounters: D Contemporary Gallery, Grafton Street, London 16-21 May

New Faces: Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk 4-22 May

The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London 14-17 March

ELEVATE: The Shard, London 6 February-31 August

2018

The Other Art Fair, Bristol

Hope Gallery, West Yorkshire

The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London

Selected member of Artcan

Pre selected for RWA Open

Selected for RWS Contemporary Watercolour exhibition at Bankside Gallery

2017

Affordable Art Fair, New York represented by London Contemporary Art

Store Street Gallery, London

The Other Art Fair, Bristol

The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London

Art &, York