I am a UK based contemporary artist working from my studio in East Sussex near Tunbridge Wells. I have a BA (Hons) Degree (1st Class) in Fine Art from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Key achievements to date:
‘Artist and Illustrators’ magazine shortlisted Artists of the Year 2019
Jackson’s Open Art Prize 2019 Longlist 2 paintings ‘Brothers’ and ‘The Art of Travel’ selected out of an incredible 5366 entries.
Jackson’s Emerging Artist shortlisted 2018
Art Gemini Prize finalist 2017
My paintings explore how our identity is shaped by the spaces we occupy. I question our perception of the reality surrounding us by juxtaposing traditional imagery with the unexpected.
I am drawn to powerful images, such as vast skies, which powerfully draw our attention and emanate natural forces. Their depth and power reflects our romantic passions, elevating and diminishing us, helping me to explore the narrative and symbolism of our place in this infinite vastness.
Where figures occupy spaces in my paintings, I seek to explore their relationship to their surroundings. I am fascinated by whether humanity belongs in its environment or is a stranger to it. Whether humanity is the centre of the world, the only meaning that exists, or playing out an insignificant and meaningless play against the backdrop of a dramatic and infinite emptiness all around.
‘Artist and Illustrators’ magazine has shortlisted my painting ‘Piccadilly’ as part of the ‘Artists of the Year 2019’ exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London 25th February to 2nd March 2019. http://awards.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/aoty-2019-shortlist/
Jackson’s Open Art Prize 2019 Longlist. 2 paintings ‘Brothers’ and ‘The Art of Travel’ selected out of an incredible 5366 entries. If you want to see the selection and/or fancy voting (search the paintings name) for them click here: https://www.jacksonspaintingprize.com/longlist-2019-page-2
‘Max & Annie’ ‘Highly Commended’ in TALP 2109 Art Competition in ‘The Artist’ category organised by The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazine.
Royal Society of British Artists. ‘The Art of Travel’ Pre-Selected for the 2019 annual exhibition.
Society of Women Artists. ‘Material Girl’ Pre-selected for the 2019 annual exhibition.
Royal Society of Marine Artists. ‘Tectonic’ Pre-selected for the 2019 annual exhibition.
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 6-10th March showing with Nicholas Bowlby stand A4
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 9-12th May showing with Nicholas Bowlby stand F8
Olympia ‘House & Garden Festival’ 19th-23rd June 2019, exhibiting ‘The Heaven Series’
Exhibiting with Kent Painters Group at Sevenoaks 25-27th October 2019
London Ultra 2019, exhibiting 15 paintings at: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London 31 October 2019 - 10 November 2019
‘The Grand Finale’ is being exhibited at the Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Hastings 22nd September to 23rd November 2019
South East Open Studios June 2019
Jackson’s Emerging Artist shortlisted by the Jackson’s judging Panel with 29 other artists out of over 1300 entries: https://www.jacksonspaintingprize.com/jacksons-emerging-artist-prize-overview
Exhibited 2 paintings at The Espacio Gallery, 6-11 March, 2018 for Women’s International Day.
Exhibited with Kent Painters Group at Sevenoaks in October 2018
Pre-Selected for Society of Women’s artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries London
Shortlisted for The Royal Society of Portraiture at The Mall Galleries, London
Selected with 26 other artists for the Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition at Asia House, London https://www.artgeminiprize.com/shortlisted-artists-2017/
Exhibited at The Derbyshire Open Competition in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery 23rd June - 1st September 2017
Selected for a group exhibition by The Artists Pool at The Menier Gallery, London 13th to 23rd September 2017
Selected to exhibit at PIAF International Art Fair, London 30th September to 5th October 2017
Exhibited at 508 Kings Road, London with Gabriel Fine Arts. 2nd to 12th October 2017.