I paint places, objects, or things that I would categorise somewhere between place and object. They are the starting point for a process of improvisation and meditation.
Subject matter comes to me slowly- Places I've walked by hundreds of times or a photo that I put aside years ago can suddenly make sense as part of my practice.
I work on board as it allows me to sand and scrape back paint. This has become an important part of my process, the marks made can inform or be incorporated into a new layer. Through each layer there is a dialogue between painting, the subject and myself. The finished painting with traces of preceding layers is a synthesis of ideas moving towards a representation of thought.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2003 - BA Fine Art, University of Wales (Howard Gardens), Cardiff
2013 - Between Object and Place, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2013 - Creekside Open Selected by Paul Noble, A.P.T Gallery, Deptford
2012 - John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2012 - Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod 2012, Vale of Glamorgan
2011 - Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham
Competitions, prizes and awards
2012 - East Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington