I am a visual artist living and working in Leeds. My paintings and drawings are sometimes abstract, and sometimes representational. Bright colours, patterns, psychedelic swirls of watery paint and solid blocks of colour feature in my work. Subjects include 90's ravers, stage illusionists, and my own friends. Abstract pieces may include non-elitist, accessible materials such as pom poms, ribbons, gems, and fabric. I am motivated by ideas of visual pleasure, utopian worlds, alternate realities, escapism, joy, and humour.
I have been a practising artist since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000, and in 2015 was awarded a Creative Industries Trafford Micro-Commission award.
|Artforms / type of project||Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting|
|Tags||painting, drawing, Psychedelic, utopia, rave, alternate reality, subversive, abstract, figurative|
News & Events
Screen Dump - part of Love Arts Leeds
01/10/2015 – 22/10/2015
Sela Bar, Leeds LS1 6NU (Not wheelchair accesible - apologies)
Five artists from Leeds take part in Screen Dump - a group art show inspired by images and ideas from the ubiquitous screen; part of the Love Arts Leeds festival. Opening party 1/10/15 6-8pm!
12/09/2015 – 30/10/2015
PS Mirabel, Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street Manchester, M3 1PJ
I'm delighted that three of my abstract paintings have been selected for Shelf Life, PS Mirabel's Open Exhibition. All are welcome to the Opening Party, 10/09/15, 6-9pm. See you there!