My interest in paint, painting and “the painting” is vast. In particular, what I find most visually and emotively satisfying to paint is endangered species. Stylistically I am interested in showing a physical confluence between the skin and form of the animal and the situated or abstracted background.
BA Fine Art – 2:1 - University of the Arts London - Chelsea School of Art 2013-2016
Throughout this incredibly conceptual degree, theorizing and critical observation and analysis were key to success. Therefore I was able to develop the tenacity for critical thinking and problem solving. On top of this, practical skills such as painting, drawing and show installation were greatly practiced and improved.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins 2012-
COMMISSIONS & AWARDS
Securing and delivering private commissions since 2014
Commission - Royal Marsden Hospital October 2017
I put forward a proposal for a commission to fit the brief "Can visual arts make an impact on the anxiety of a patient waiting for radiotherapy?" I secured the commission and successfully installed a painting and supporting essay. The work is now part of the permanent Royal Marsden Art Collection.
Commission – ‘Succession’ Mental Health Discussion Event – March 2014
‘Succession’ was a project aimed to aid students in accessing better mental health support in order to help them challenge and exceed expectations. I was asked to make a piece of art for their launch party. The piece was successful in provoking a discussion around ‘reaching out’, as this was inferred by the main imagery of the piece.
Winner – Auschwitz Memorial Submission – 2011
I collaborated with a peer artist, Amy Flanagan, and we made a large scale (6ftx5ft) mixed media depiction of the entrance to Auschwitz. We won a trip to the camp.
WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITIONS
Workshop - Royal Marsden Teenage Cancer Unit – July 2017
Following on from my commission for the Royal Marsden Hospital, I attended and ran a small workshop with some on the in-patients of the Teenage Cancer Unit. It was a discussion based workshop, where we spoke of the impact of the arts (primarily visually) on the well-being and experience of those undergoing treatment.
Exhibition - Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London – 2012
Exhibition – Group Show – Chelsea Library, London – 2013
Exhibition – ‘A mouthful of soup’ – Tottenham Court Road Office Space, London - 2014
Exhibition – Group Show – Bureau of Silly Ideas, London - 2015
Exhibition – Degree Show – Chelsea School of Fine Art, London – 2016
Exhibition – ‘Elmbridge Moving Art’, multiple locations – August 2019