Contemporary British artist, creating and painting in Ashburton, Devon, UK
I graduated from Brighton University, with a BA Hons in Graphic Design / Illustration and worked for many years as a busy 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.
Working from my studio in Rattery, Devon, I channel my imagination through quiet reflection. Guided by direct somatic experience my work tends to be instinctive and intuitive, each piece an automatic process of deep self enquiry. Working with oil on canvas or gouache on paper, imbuing a liminal quality, a sense of in-betweenness my process 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 is free to dance, uninhibited in its own light. Influences of Shamanism, African rock art, Ancient clay models, and Greek pottery are channeled throughout the collections, which celebrate the power of basic human emotion in simple and authentic forms.
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 hand selected by Grayson Perry for the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition, where it appeared in his 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.
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.