I like to work in the landscape. I use the environment as a way of reflecting my own life. The passing of time, melancholy, fragility and journeys are all themes I touch on. My work is in turn filmic and otherworldly. I create series of drawings that allow me to immerse myself, creating my own world.
My starting point is discovering somewhere. I then build a relationship with a place through sound, smell, atmosphere and light. Materials and mark making are unique to each project and research at the start of a project is painstaking.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I became my subject. In the week before my Mastectomy, lymph node removal and diep flap reconstruction I drew myself. I wanted to record my body before it changed forever. After the surgery I used the original drawing as a template and documented the way my body changed through further treatment and the healing process. It became a way of coping and coming to terms with what had happened.
Parallel to this I started to draw along the length of a canal. A meditative project, at times the abandoned canal would disappear and then reappear in the landscape.
For more information about my work, published reviews and exhibitions please follow the links at the bottom of this page.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training - Royal College of Art.
2016 'PRESCRIPTIONS', Beaney Museum of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
2016 White Conduit Projects at the London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre
2015 DRAW.SHOW, Cornerstone Gallery, Didcot, Oxfordshire
2013 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London
2011 Shortlisted for the Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, Vyner Street, London
2010 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London
2005 ArtFutures, Bloomberg Space, London
2004 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London