Originally from the North East of England, I graduated in Fine Art in 2000, and have been building my profile and portfolio as an artist specialising in painting and screen printing - often combining the two, which helps communicate my chosen narrative. I use both vivid colours and expressive strokes to create engaging and lively pieces. My recent abstract series ‘Landscapes of the Mind’ used the fluidity and movement of the paint to convey how an environment can effect ones state of thinking.
For the past 3 years I have been a member of London's Print Club. This serves as a great creative work space and a hub to maintain and expand connections with other artists, as well as experiment with techniques and push boundaries of what screen-prints can be. With them I have exhibited at the Affordable Arts fair for the past 3 years and was one of 20 artists chosen to create and exhibit at Somerset House as part of their Summer Screen Season with Film 4.
My screen-prints often depict colourful, nostalgic images. Iconic designs which are humorous ornamentation and invite an opening for conversation. I have a background in Graphic novels and my illustrations have been featured in many organisations, including creating editorial artwork for Gay Times and book cover designs for Bloomsbury.
My ongoing dedication has led to various interviews surrounding my work and being featured in The Times by the art critic, Nancy Durrant, as part of her great art gift guide which has been both motivating and a great platform for me.
Mc Motors - Blisters Season 8 - exhibition curated by Printclub London. 2019
Pride - Queer Frontiers - Brewer Street Soho. 2019
The Affordable Art Fair - AAF Battersea. 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Thirdway - Bog Standard - exhibition curated by Artiq and Thirdway. 2018
Mc Motors - Blisters Season 7 - exhibition curated by Printclub London. 2018
BMECP Centre - Colour my world - Brighton Pride exhibition curated by The Socially Engaged Art Salon. 2018
Millers Junction - Choose Love, exhibition curated by Printclub London. 2018
Art Car Boot Sale - Choose Love, exhibition curated by Printclub London and Help Refugees UK, 2018
The Palm Tree Gallery - Winter, exhibition curated by Bridgeman Images and Culture Label. 2017
Somerset House - Summer Screen Prints, with Film 4 and Printclub London. 2017
The Palm Tree Gallery - Summer Salon, exhibition curated by Bridgeman Images and Culture Label. 2017
Lacey Contemporary - Signed and Numbered, Christmas exhibition. 2016
The Gallery - Elevate, A collection of local artists based in Stoke Newington. 2014
Oval House - The Artist’s Greatest Strength is People Watching, Solo Exhibition 2013
Freedom - Mad about the Boy, A solo exhibition exploring the beauty of the male form. 2012