Contemporary British artist, creating and painting in Brighton, UK

Pondering with favourite water jar, an ex tea pot from a trip to Morocco

MY STORY

I graduated from Brighton University, with a BA Hons in Graphic Design & Illustration and worked for many years as a freelance illustrator. Today, my fine art practice responds to the rhythms of meditation and ancient tree tea ceremony which has become a fundamental companion to my creative approach.

.. a tender and intimate aesthetic attempts to strip away layers of self-awareness, reaching inward to capture the beauty of raw emotion

MY PRACTICE:

Working from my studio in Brighton, I channel my imagination through quiet reflection. Guided by direct somatic experience my work is instinctive and intuitive, each one an automatic process of deep self enquiry. Working with oil on canvas or gouache on paper, my paintings imbue a liminal quality, a sense of in-betweenness that delights in an intangible wordlessness.

My fine art practice has become suffused with my spiritual practice. Any subject matter is treated as divine, iconic, and dances uninhibited in its own light. Influences of Shamanism, African rock art, Ancient clay models, and Greek pottery can be felt throughout the collections, which celebrate the power of storytelling and basic human emotion in simple and authentic forms.

AWARDS

In 2017 I first took part in Brighton’s Artists Open Houses, a cornerstone of the Brighton festival and was shortlisted for 3 Artists Open House Awards, winning Best Newcomer. In 2018 my painting HERD was selected for the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition, where it appeared in Grayson Perry’s hand-curated Yellow Room. In 2019 I won Best Artists Open House and was commended for the Sol Design ‘Creative Celebration’ award. I was then cover artist for the 2020 Winter Festival brochure with my piece, HOPE.

Bespoke:

Larger scale projects and collaborations welcomed, commissions and bespoke prints available on request.

Studio appointments are also available at request. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.