My practice investigates the notion of paintings operating as self-contained worlds, and existing as no more than an exposure of the process of their making. Emphasis is placed on construction, not merely the painting of a painting. Through a process of folding, stitching, tearing, collage, assemblage and paint, the works evidence all decision making during their construction, deconstruction and reconstruction, exposing the mechanics of painting. The works evidence a dependency on the five planes of their structure with an emphasis on the periphery and supporting sides, exposing weaknesses, support, salvage and repair as they are wrapped and bandaged. Concealment has been discarded and all activities are revealed. I initiate the work within a system of constraints and proceed from the determined to improvisation, as the constraints are broken, cultivating interruptions to occur during the process and these obstructions and interventions become integral to the shaping of the composition. Surprise may provide clarity and the surface will be restored at the centre as if an aperture was adjusted. Part air, partly grounded and part surprise, the work hangs as a suggestion of a painting. I am interested to explore how much paint is required for the work to become a painting. Oscillating between excess and restraint, the works present an altered state and order whilst honouring the formal traditions of their inheritance. 

Lives and works in London

Nationality
British

Exhibitions
2018Herrick Gallery, London, group show
2018Lisa Norris Gallery, London, winter group show
2018     Unit 1 Gallery, London, ‘Radical Residency II’, Group Show
2018     Roaming Room Gallery, London, Collaboration 5, ‘The Hand of the Artist’, group show 
2018     Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, ‘Exceptional Art Award’, group show
2018     Lisa Norris Gallery, London, ‘Accidental Beauty’, solo show
2017    North House Gallery, Manningtree, Essex, Summer exhibition, group show
2016     Lisa Norris Gallery, London, ‘Stratum’, group show 
2016   Lisa Norris Gallery, London, ‘Monochromatic’, group show
2015     Roaming Room Gallery, London, ‘Collaborators 4’, group show
2015     Lisa Norris Gallery, London, ‘Illusionary Spaces’, Solo Show
2014NOA, Somerset House 
Lisa Norris Gallery, London, group Show
‘Signature Art Prize Exhibition’, Degree Art, Vyner Street, London
2013‘Rising Stars’, Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
Residency
2018Radical Residency II, Unit 1 Gallery, London
Awards
2018Exceptional Award, Collyer Bristow, Finalist
2017The Tony Carter Award, City & Guilds of London Art School
2014NOA Finalist
Winner, ‘Signature Art Prize’, London (painting category)
Long listed for Griffin Art Prize, London
2013Clyde & Co Art Award, London
Education
2016 – 2017City and Guilds of London Art School
MA HONS FINE ART
2008 – 2013Central Saint Martins School of Fine Arts
BA HONS FINE ART