b. 1980

About

Since graduating from the Slade in 2005 I have combined my practice as an artist with teaching Art in secondary schools in full and part-time positions.  The work shown here is selected from work made during this 5 year period. In November 2010 I decided to break from teaching and to begin working full-time as an artist – this is an exciting time for me, an opportunity to develop the themes that I have as yet only touched upon.

The work is shown here chronologically, the most recent first. Those browsing will I hope note that there is a unifying strand between images that on first looking may seem varied. I try to find and depict a singular, contained image that marks a crossover between human form and an aspect of nature, or machinery, or a built structure for example. I find starting points in literature and mythology, and in the natural world, in trees such as the ancient bristlecone pine and the weighty baobab; in fallen, broken or burnt trees; in woods, and the forest floor; in gardens and dry-stone walls, fences and railings; in rocks and rubble;  and in animals.

I am currently working in collaboration with Chloe Steele on a large book of drawings that will be available to see here shortly.

Education

2003 - 2005     MFA Slade School of Art, UCL

1999 - 2002     BA Fine Art (1st class hons) Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University         

Exhibitions

2009     Configuration, Day and Gluckmann curatorial partnership at  Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

2009     Solo  exhibition, Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge

2008     Solo  exhibition, The Crate Gallery, London

2008     Open Door, Kathmandu Arts Centre, London

2005     Artfutures, Bloomberg Space, London

2005     Fresh Milk, Milk  Gallery, New York

2003     Artfutures, City of London School, London