Biography

I live and work from my home studio on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight, UK.

BA (Hons) Fine Art - Brighton University (Northbrook Met) - 2012
BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design - Newport College, IW - 2007
Judith Salmon Award for Outstanding Achievement - 2007



Artist's Statement

My art is a visual diary of an ordinary life. I like to work alone exploring the unknown by reacting to the things around me, listening to fragments of conversations, music, repeating that sharp angle that I glimpse out of the corner of my eye.  I explore different ways to compose visual ‘shorthand’ of all that I see and feel. 

I am attracted to nature, enthralled by its textures, lines and shapes - the simple and the complex.  My visual language initially originates from a spontaneous physical involvement with the medium and surface combined with symbols, memories and learned behaviours.  The marks I make mimic aspects of a quiet rural existence pitched against the backdrop of a fast modern techno-crazy society that impact on our everyday lives.  Each work is a pocket-history of a moment in time, my thoughts, actions and re-actions to sound and vision.


Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2017 In Her Element - Yarmouth Gallery, High St, Yarmouth, IW
2016 Here & There - Online Exhibition - O Gallery London https://www.ogallery.co.uk
2015 Scenes Seen... Scenes Unseen - Ku-Space, Church St, Ventnor, IW
2015 Isle of Wight Open Studios - Hawks Hill Cottage, Brighstone, IW
2015 Locked In The Landscape - Pelican On Portland, Hove, ESx
2013 Drawn From The Landslip 2 - Seven, Brighstone, IW
2012 Drawn From The Landslip 1 - New Rembrandt Gallery, Newport, IW
2010 Isle of Wight Open Studios - Hawks Hill Cottage, Brighstone, IW

Group Exhibitions 

2020 Quay Arts Open 2019 A Life In Nature - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport, IW
2019 Isle Of Wight Open Studios Showcase - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport IW
2019 Isle Of Wight Open Studios -58 Spencer Rd. Ryde, IW
2019 Never Been Seen Before At Quarr - Quarr Abbey, Ryde Rd, Isle of Wight
2018 Isle Of Wight Open Studios Showcase - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport IW
2018 Oxmarket Open - Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Off East St, Chichester, WSx
2017 Rock, Paper, Scissors - R K Burt, 57-61 Union St, London SE1 1SG
2017 Quay Arts Open 2017 Sea Fever - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport IW
2017 Foal Arts Open Studios 2017 - The Depozitory, 23 Nelson St, Ryde IW
2016 Mottisfont Open 2016 - Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey Hants SO51 0LP
2016 Open Studio Showcase - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport, IW
2016 Isle of Wight Artists Open Studios - The Depozitory, Nelson St, Ryde, IW
2016 Desaturated - People Gallery, Union Street, Ryde, IW
2016 Extra Large - Seawhite Studio, Partridge Green, West Sussex
2015 Foal Arts Summer Salon - The Depozitory, Nelson St, Ryde, IW
2015 4ground - Gallery 40, Gloucester Rd, North Laines, Brighton, ESx
2014 Isle of Wight Artists Open Studios - The Depozitory, Ryde, IW
2013 Shifting Sands - Ventnor Arts Club, High Street, Ventnor, IW
2013 Isle of Wight Open Studios - The Atrium, Vestas Ltd, Newport IW
2013 Hidden Worlds - New Rembrandt Gallery, Newport, IW
2012 Glasshouse 2012 - Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1
2012 Fine Art Degree Show - Northbrook, Worthing, WSx
2011 Meanings, Messages & Metaphors - Northbrook, Worthing, WSx
2010 Quay Arts 2010 Open - Quay Arts, Newport, IW
2010 Open Studios Showcase Exhibition - Quay Arts, Newport, IW
2010 Drawing: Pallant House 2 - Northbrook, Worthing, WSx
2010 Drawing: Pallant House 1 - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, WSx   




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