My subject matter is mostly figurative, I am naturally drawn to imagery from the past, and use archive film and photographs for sources. The activity of choosing imagery and selecting composition is key to the final outcome.
Looking back into our recent past is an act of remembering and nostalgic mis-remembering, with photographs becoming the memory which constructs stories about ourselves.
I am also drawn to the times gone past which seem less self conscious, more free and full of what we were becoming.
Key themes are innocence, freedom, friendship, connection and family. Sometimes these are shot through with threat or questions of roles – the notions of gender and the dynamics of power.
'Self Defence' Accepted for National Drawing Exhibition
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will launch with the Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on Wednesday 29 September 2021 prior to touring to venues within the UK.
It is open in London in November – check the website for details.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will include 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist, Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries Scotland, and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery in London.
My Drawing ‘Self Defence’ has been selected as part of this exhibition.Read more »
Two Person Show with Philip Maltman at Rise Gallery, Soho
September 25th - November 5th
I am delighted to be asked to exhibit with abstract/expressive painter Philip Maltman for Rise Art in London. Private View Thursday September 23rd 6-8pm
Then visit by appointment toRise Art, 24 Berwick Street
London W1F 8RD
HERE is the link to RISE site and Booking Link
HERE is the Press release for the exhibition
Two Paintings included in the Worthing Open
October 2nd 2021- January 30th 2022
I have two paintings in the Worthing Open at the lovely Worthing Museum.
‘Louise’ and ‘In the shade of the Pavillion”.Read more »