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) which are signed and certificated.
As well as mixed media, I work with oils and pigments. My recent paintings are inspired by seascapes throughout the Essex Coast. In particular, Mersea Island. I have endeavoured to capture the changing impact of light and weather conditions across the island. My interpretations of the landscape 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