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.
Education2003 - 2005 MFA Slade School of Art, UCL
1999 - 2002 BA Fine Art (1st class hons) Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University
Exhibitions2009 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