My current work is based on my recent residency on the island of Hrísey, Iceland in December 2013. Hrísey is a small teardrop shaped island in the middle of Eyjafjöröur.
I am working on a new body of paintings focused on the small amount of daylight present during the winter in Northern Iceland and the constant shifts in light. Kilometres from the Arctic Circle, at 66° 00 ‘N 18° 23 ’W, full daylight is never really present during the winter months in Hrísey. I am fascinated by the vast and remote landscape in contrast to the small communities of people who live in such isolation.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training: 2008 - MA Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath 2004 - BA Hons Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Residencies: Dec 2013- Old School Resdency, Hrisey, Iceland, 2006 - Resident Artist, Bootham School, York
Solo exhibitions: 2012-Solo show, Exeter Phoenix Café Gallery, Exeter 2011 - Memories to Draw on, Sidcot Arts Centre, North Somerset 2009 -Small paintings and works on paper, Bath Spa University Gallery, Weston College
Group exhibitions: 2014- Invited Artist Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, 2013- A Place of Departure, 44AD Gallery, Bath, 2012- National Open, Motorcade/Flashparade, selected by Emma Cocker, Brian Griffiths and David Trigg, True identity, View Art Gallery, Bristol, The Past: History, Time, Memory and Nostalgia, Santorini Bienniale of Arts, Greece, 2011 - Motorcade/Flashparade Open Painting Competition, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, No.1: Paint, Blank Media Space, Manchester, Remote Viewing, curated by Chris Barr, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, 2010 - Here and Now, View Gallery, Bristol, New Year, New Work, View Gallery, Bristol, Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 2009 - 6 @ The Octagon, Bath Fringe Festival, The Octagon, Bath, Summer Show, View Gallery, Bristol 2008 - 156th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2008 - Sefton Open, Atkinson Gallery, Merseyside
Artist talks 2009 - Catherine Knight, Weston College, Weston Super Mare
Workshops 2009 - Big Draw Day, Sidcot Arts Centre, North Somerset Competitions,
Prizes and awards 2012- Shortisted for John Gingell Award, 2008 - Student Bursary Winner, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol