Underpinning my work generally are my reactions to and feelings about decay and loss through time. For me there is a patina, a nostalgia in the natural decaying and ageing process of our lives and environment which is fascinating and aesthetically pleasing, and I find the process offers me prompts for visual investigation, whether through drawing, painting or photography. An aspect of ageing and decaying that particularly interests me is how old structures become colonised by plants, lichens, tiny creatures.
Currently I am working on ideas to do with reusing waste materials. The discarded/unloved waste materials for the most part are unlikely to go through that decaying process in a foreseeable future, so part of my thinking has been finding a way that I could respond to and absorb these materials into my work.
Newport College of Art and Design: BA Hons Fine Art and Printmaking
most recent shows:
Memento Mori: Air Gallery November 2021
Breaking Ground:Orleans Gallery-The Stables November 2021
Second Floor Studios Open Painting 2022
Richmond Arts Society Winter show
Institute of Education London University: Art Teachers Certificate