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 distil 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. In 2018 I took a year's professional development course at Newlyn School of Art.
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)