I am interested in the physical world that surrounds me and the objects and structures that it contains. In the exploration of this world I have found myself focusing in and out; out to the wider landscape, whether natural or manmade, rural or urban and in to the more intimate, private world of the home.
I am interested in landscape, architecture and physical structures as well as the ‘found or everyday still life’ that encompasses the haphazard arrangement of objects to be found in day-to-day settings. I have focused on objects or environments that are personal to me but I would hope that their everyday nature would resonate with the communal experience of the physical world. We all have a recognition of the familiar but so familiar does it become that we take it for granted. With this thought in mind, my working process begins with representation and works towards abstraction with a view to achieving clarity by bringing out essential elements. The use of abstraction may make the familiar seem less familiar and aid the perception of particular aspects of reality by isolating and heightening them.
My work takes physical form through working with and between representation and abstraction as well as having a strong concern with colour and light. These formal concerns are expressed predominantly through the media of photography, drawing and painting as well as sometimes through the use of printmaking and collage.
2017-2019 MFA, The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University
2015 Introductory Award in Education and Training, Canterbury Christchurch University/Kensington and Chelsea College
2014-2015 BA (Hons) Fine Art, London South Bank University/Kensington and Chelsea College
2013-2014 BTEC HND Fine Art, Kensington and Chelsea College
2012-2013 BTEC HNC Fine Art, Kensington and Chelsea College
2010-2012 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Kensington and Chelsea College
2018 The Visible Light and Colour, Cylinder Gallery at Menier Gallery, London
2017 Black & White Photography Exhibition, Candid Arts, Islington, London
2017 The Carnal and the Concrete, Bedroom Artists, 210 Brick Lane, London
2016 Bedroom Artists inaugural show, The Hive, Dalston, London
2015 BA Fine Art Degree Show, Kensington and Chelsea College, London (Co-Curator)
2014 Hidden, Crypt Gallery, London (Co-Curator)
2013 Come Closer, Hortensia Gallery, London (Co-Curator)
2013 Come, Hortensia Gallery, London (Co-Curator)
2012 BTEC Foundation Diploma Show, Kensington and Chelsea College
2012 Paper, Scissors, Stone, New Art School, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2018 Open House Weekend (volunteer)
2018 CWND Artist Residency, Canary Wharf, London
2018 Paintings in Hospitals (loan audit volunteer)
2017 Open House Weekend (volunteer)
2016 London Bridge Revealed – Outdoor Arts Programme, curated by Fantasy High Street on behalf of Team London Bridge (volunteer at opening weekend events).
2016 Introduction to Curating an Exhibition (short course), Central St Martins, University of the Arts London (including a display in the central hall at CSM)
2013-2015 Borough Road Gallery (gallery assistant)
2013 Assisted with schools art workshop at Borough Road Gallery
Ongoing making and selling print-based craft work