I am a contemporary landscape painter living and practicing near Stroud in South West England. Landscape painting helps me reflect on my emotional relationship with nature. From the beauty of sublime landscapes and serenity found within the natural environment to the anxiety felt about the impact of the climate crisis these responses are all present in my work.
Plein air sketches, small gouache paintings and altered photography form the basis of my visual diaries. These act as an aide memoire in the studio where I distil my experiences into feelings of places and moments in time. Since I was a small child, I have had a strong imagination and this is my sixth sense in painting.
I love the alchemy of oil painting and use an intuitive approach, exploring techniques and process. I like to experiment with colour. My paintings hover between the abstract and the material, with some showing a definite tendency towards one or the other direction.
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. In 2018 I took a year's professional development course at Newlyn School of Art. I was longlisted for the first Jackson's oil painting competition and a finalist in the Creates Gallery competition in 2021.
Worcester Open Climate Change Edition, The Art House, Worcester,
12th January-17th February
Winter Show, Settings Gallery, Three Storeys, Nailsworth, 13th December- 21st January
Open Studio 4th December
Small Works Exhibition, Spring Gallery Cheltenham, 1st-23rd December
Liviing from Art, Parabola Centre, Cheltenham, 25th -29th October
Anniversay Exhibition, South Square Gallery, Bradford, 5th August-2nd October
Summer Show Frampton, 24th June -2nd July
Select Arts Trail, Guest Artist at Three Storeys, Nailsworth, 14th - 15th & 21st - 22nd May
The Landscape - Gallery 16 Cheltenham, 7th - 17th May
Our World - Gallery 16 Cheltenham, 24th March - 6th April
Small Works Show - Spring Gallery Cheltenham, 2nd - 23rd December
Open Studios September and November
Finalist in the Creates Gallery National Art Competition
Finalists Exhibition, Creates Gallery, Monmouth 13th February - 29th March
Cornucopia - Red Dot Gallery, Painswick. 11th September - 3rd November
Flights of Fancy - Red Dot Gallery, Painswick. 10th June - 8th August
Environmental Crisis Exhibition - Science and Art, Gerald Moore Gallery, London
13th February - 14th March
Far and Near, Red Dot Gallery, Painswick, November (solo)
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)