Studied: St. Helens College of Art & Design Bath Academy of Art. BA (Hons) Fine Art/Sculpture
Currently based in Derby (UK)
Many of the pieces you see on this site do not attempt to depict an actual place, but have evolved from something observed or felt whilst out walking and exploring the landscape.
I try not to restrict myself to any one medium and prefer to allow the subject matter to dictate the process and materials. Sometimes the materials and the experience can take over and like a child at play I have no option but to follow this and experiment.
The physical process of drawing and mark making is an integral part of the work and I approach each canvas as I would a sketchbook, hopefully creating something fluid, intuitive and spontaneous.
I love it when the piece takes on a life of its own and I am pointed to another path of investigation and discovery. At other times the inherent quality or spirit of the subject matter demands my attention and by its very nature requires an airing. This is an important part of the creative process for me and is something I strive for in the work. When the right balance is achieved it can be a wonderful experience.
Up and Coming Exhibitions
2011 Nottingham Annual Open Exhibition. Nottingham Castle. Notts. 2011 Melbourne Arts Festival. Derbyshire.
2010 6by4 Postcard Exhibition. Art Space. Portsmouth 2008 Derby City Open Exhibition. Derby Museum and Art Gallery 2007 Derbyshire 25th Open Exhibition. Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. 2007 Solo Show 'Living Art'. Leabrooks Gallery. Derbyshire 2006 Derby Open Exhibition. Derby Museum and Art Gallery 2006 Liberte D'Expression Exhibition. Canary Wharf. London 2006 Liberte D'Expression Exhibition II. Candid Arts. Islington. London 2006 Leicester 18th Open Exhibition. Leicester City Gallery. Leics 2005 Nottingham Annual Open Exhibition. Nottingham Castle. Notts 2004 Derby Arts Festival. Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Derby 2004 The Beetroot Tree Gallery. Draycott. Derbyshire