Events in 2018:
22 August - 11 Sept - solo exhibition at The Laura Tucker Gallery, Weston super Mare
November - solo exhibition at The Oasis Cafe, Frinton on Sea
Mostly abstract, my painting is a constant exploration of how to make things work. It is about combining colours, shapes, marks, surfaces to achieve a dynamic or interesting image that feels good to live with. A painting must sustain its interest over time, and some paintings do this and some don't. A day in the studio is full of trial and error, reassessment and new experimentation. Some paintings may work straightaway, but not often, it is more usual to work on something over a period of time.
In addition to canvas or paper, I have recently been making small collage works from recycled materials, and experimenting with wall hangings, i.e. bits of canvas stitched together. I am interested in the diversity of playing with old paintings, cutting them up, and finding new ways to put things together. I also find that having different pursuits on the go in different parts of the studio can help to create a flow of new ideas.
I trained at Colchester School of Art (BA Hons Fine Art 2005) and at Norwich School of Art (MA Fine Art 2007).
After being a tenant at Cuckoo Farm Studios for several years, I now work in my new home studio based in North Colchester.