Biography and Resume
The materials that I use are subjected to heat, gravity and chance and have a slightly unpredictable quality to them. I loosely hold an idea in my head and through constant experimentation and exploratory techniques, surprising aspects to my works emerge. This evolutionary characteristic in my studio practice echoes elements of the natural world. Organic forms created with repetitive, intuitive actions mimic the forms found in nature.
The imagery that is produced from the study of cells and the work of microbiologists hold an aesthetic fascination. The discovery of these microscopic unseen cells that hold a powerful energy together with the landscape of an evolving world are a source of constant inspiration. The idea that unseen spores can travel airborne for thousands of miles and a network of fungal threads can spread across a continent seem to be a fitting metaphor for human existence. These constant searches for life sustaining habitats coupled with medical research which endeavors to support life are fertile grounds for artistic exploration.
The work I produce is often placed in a natural habitat - inviting viewers to notice previously unseen elements of nature. These quiet, overlooked life forms have an energy and beauty that I find impossible not to be inspired by.
2013 The Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, W1
2012 "The Collective" West Bank Gallery, London, W2
"Cellular Conversa Microscopic Slides" Neurology Department Kings College Hospital, London
"Eleven" K College, Ashford
2011 “Twelve” Middle Row, Ashford
Fine Art Exhibition, County Square, Ashford
2004 Wyards Gallery, Faversham
2003 “Contours” Solo Exhibition, Faversham Library
2012 Fruiting Bodies at ROOM North Kent (www.roomnorthkent.wordpress.com)
Projects in 2011
“Twelve” Middle Row, Ashford
County Square, Ashford – End of Year Show
2012 HESA Inprint 'Addiction' Issue
2012 'Twelve' Kent Messenger
2003 Faversham Times
BA Fine Art - On-going.
HND Fine Art - Distinction, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent
Fine Art Foundation – Merit, Hastings College of Art and Design, East Sussex
Elected H. E. Student Representative. Uni. Kent
Visiting Artist to St Edmund’s School, Canterbury
Private collections and commissions in the UK