I am a contemporary landscape painter living and practicing near Stroud in South West England. Since childhood I have felt a sense of belonging with nature. I grew up in The Fens and have a particular affinity with flatlands and seascapes. My frequent travels have introduced me to many other types of landscapes – beautiful and wild, magical and sublime.
I paint in oils using an intuitive approach, exploring techniques and process. I am interested in exploring our innate connectivity to nature. Some works reflect my unease about our disconnection caused by the alienating effects of urbanisation, rapid technological advance, and climate change.
I distill all these feelings of connection and disconnection into my work, seeking to represent landscape as both sublime, poetic and beautiful and also exploited and endangered. I leave it to the viewer to see the landscape and perhaps beyond.
In 2004 I graduated from Bradford Art College with a Fine Art degree (BA first class hons).
At college I won second prize in the Last Cawthra Feather undergraduate art competition. Recently I took a year's professional development course at Newlyn School of Art.
Environmental Crisis Exhibition - Science and Art, Gerald Moore Gallery, London
13th February - 14th March
Far and Near, solo exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Painswick, November
Pop Up exhibition, Camberley, October
Residency Brisons Veor, September
Cast Summer Show, Stroud. August
Summer Collection, Babylon Gallery, Ely. July, August
'Open', The Old Passage, Arlingham. July - December
Stroud Open Studios. May
'Aquarium', PZ Gallery, Penzance. November
Chapel House, Penzance. March - July
'Calm', Nailsworth Natural Health Clinic. March (Solo)