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ARTIST PROFILE

My work is centred around the ephemeral quality of nature.


I am intrigued by its transcience and conversely, its permanence, resilience and omnipresence. 


In a world where we are increasingly technologically bound, I like to portray the joy and hope that nature can give us;

a captured moment, a bird perched on a branch or a flower in full bloom.


My interest in the duality of life is reflected in my techniques. The layering of paint, drips and splashes that evoke a sense of time passing and reveal the history of the painting.


Nature and wildlife are an integral part of my practise and I draw upon influences such as animals, flora, botanica, zoological drawings and floral wallpaper.


My practise has also been influenced by my childhood in the Gloucestershire countryside and my surroundings now, in Stroud.

 

EXHIBITIONS & EDUCATION

BA hons Fine Art Painting - Bath Spa University

Art Foundation - Pitville, Cheltenham

October 2017 - Nasty Women Charity Auction. Stroud

January 2017 - Off The Record. Meme Bar, Stroud

April 2016 - Staff Only. 20 High Street, Stroud


Dec 2010 - Small Pleasures. DegreeArt, Vyner St, London


Oct 2010 - Rising Stars 2010. Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth


July 2010 - 97 miles west. Truman Brewery, London


July 2010 - Bath School of Art Degree Show, Bath Spa University  


June 2010 - Illuminate. Disused Cellars, Bath


March 2009 - Locus​. Dartmouth Ave Studios, Bath

 

CONTACT

07197454623

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