I base my paintings on collages. The collages are assemblies of disparate imagery which I find for the most part on the internet. My aim is to find an unexpected link between figures and their environments (and/or each other). I therefore combine and recombine these images (often merging them with parts of other collages) until an association emerges. It seems like a good way of circumventing a conscious approach to figure painting.

The collages form the foundations for the paintings. I try to make their compositions strong enough so that if I veer from them - following new routes the paint takes - their structure remains.

My main hope is to create a unique and persuasive world in each picture. One which works according to its own logic and convinces by the strength of imagery and the paint that depicts it.

Recent Exhibitions

2018 

Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition,
Mall Galleries (Finalist)

5th – 18th March 2018

London Contemporary Art Prize,
Store Street Gallery (Finalist)

15 - 26th July 2018

2017

London Contemporary Art Prize,

Store Street Gallery (Finalist)

The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton, Berkshire

Group Show

2016

The Bomb Factory,
Elthorne St, London

Group Show

Lacey Contemporary Prize,

8 Clarendon Cross, London W11 4AP​

Finalist

2015

New Paintings
Krilova Stelfox Gallery
Hanbury Street, London

Solo Show

Collections

Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai. Princess Haya of Jordan. Private collections in UK, Spain, Belgium and U.S.

Other

Nationwide poster campaign for M & C Saatchi (commended in Creative Review, Lurzers International Archive 2004 and the Design and Art Direction Annual 2005)

Adrenalin Magazine (runner up 2005 Magazine Awards Illustration Award)

Education

Winchester School of Art (M.A. Fine Art)

Edinburgh College of Art (B.A. Painting)