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About

At the heart of my practice is an innate need to make work. I see this as a journey of discovery in terms of the trajectory of my practice, my understanding of the world around me and as a way of expressing my inner thoughts, experiences and emotions.

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"I aim to create a space where the artist and viewer can enjoy a shared proximity to the subject".

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Education

2019 - 2021 MA Fine Art, University of Chichester, West Sussex

2013 - 2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northbrook College, West Sussex.

2012 – 2016 Painting Peer Group, Farlington School Evening Programme, Horsham.

2005 – 2009 Life drawing taught by Bernard Lord, Easteds Barn, Horsham.

2004 -2005 Watercolour class, Aspire Sussex, Crawley.

1980 – 1995 Life Drawing, Aspire Sussex, Crawley.

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Exhibitions
2022
Bramley Grange, Angmering. 

2021
St Michaels, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis. Phoenix.


2019
Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Solo exhibition

DC1Gallery, Eastbourne. DC Postcard Show.


2018
Colonnade House, Worthing. Four Views.

Old Truman Brewery, London. Free Range. 
 
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Interventions.

2017
Free Range, Old Truman Brewery, London. Free Range.

Southampton Solent University. Small Faces Open Exhibition.

Worthing Library, Worthing. On the Fringe.

2016
Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.

2015
Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.

Worthing Library, Worthing. Northbrook Six.

2014
Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.
 
2013
Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.

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My practice is concerned with making work in response to what I would describe as 'slow-looking' or a poetic gaze, observing and recording the materiality and texture of the landscape.  

 
My main interest is in the disruption of surface and for the most part, lies with the act of painting itself and how the paint disturbs the surface it meets. The inspiration/idea for the work is often embedded in the making and takes a while to emerge


I have a meditative approach to both looking at the world and my work. I seek to be in the moment where anything is possible and the outcome is unknown. I use accident and chance within my process, letting the medium lead the way. By the making, shifting and adjusting of marks there is a sedimentation of material which makes up the final image.  
 

My video work is a form of drawing, reflecting my practice of slow-looking and close engagement with the world as it presents itself to me.

A further element of my practice is the making of sculpture using found objects. I am interested in both the surface of the object and how the object interacts with the surface of the landscape and the weather conditions it faces.

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