I graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Central St Martins and studied Photography and Multimedia at the University of Westminster.
I started as a painter, working mainly with pigments on a large scale to explore ‘structures’ physically and metaphorically. I continued to explore this theme through photography, gradually merging and blurring the two mediums.
I find the challenge of combining the immediacy of photography with the evolutionary process of painting inspiring and stimulating.
Through mixed media, I explore digitally manipulated imagery as an iterative process of constructing and deconstructing imagery.
I combine a variety of media such as oil paints, photography and digital work and produce originals as well as limited edition prints (maximum of 20).
As well as mixed media, I work with oils and pigments. My recent paintings are inspired by seascapes throughout the Essex and Suffolk Coast. I have endeavoured to capture the changing impact of light and weather conditions across the landscape. My interpretations are abstract constructions based on combinations of visual and imaginary scenes.
I have exhibited in galleries across London (Tobacco Dock, Lauderdale House) and Colchester (Colchester Art Society & The Minories Galleries) Harwich (Essex Summer of Art) Mersea Island (Mersea Gallery, The Barn)
I work on commissions for corporate and private collections.
I am also an experienced art educator having taught and managed a range of Creative Industries programmes in Further Education over 20 years
I joined the Mersea Island Artist group in 2017