Personal photography and my early background in architecture provide reference points for my work which explores the relationships between the surface and the 3-dimensional. Painting is employed as an exploratory method calling into question the distinction between the recognised painting and the object and the illusion of the painted image. Spatial concerns are considered within the creation, composition and placement of all the works which utilise found wood, tiles, mirrors etc.
The theme of the ordinary and everyday recurs throughout the work, from the use of common found materials, to the depiction of everyday family scenes or simple hospitality. The 3D constructs playfully manipulate space often using folded planes and panels to create pieces that contain a hidden element. Site-specific works respond to the story of the place as well as its material nature. In 'Mirror', the painted convex mirror depicts the scene out of the stairwell window where it is situated, a view which will soon be lost when a multi-storey building goes up blocking out the light and view forever, while the painted reflection remains as a memorial.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
1997 - BA Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool
2009 - Trip Through My Window, Arena Gallery, Liverpool
2011 - Hung, Drawn and Quartered, Bankley Studios, Manchester
2008 - A Painter's Glance, Rheinauhafen Kunsthaus, Cologne
2011 - Design and Workshops of mural filling library walls, Blackmore Park Junior School, Liverpool
2011 - Lantern Fish sculptures, Liverpool Lantern Company, Albert Dock, Liverpool
2010 - Square Mile, Liverpool Biennial Independents, Bridewell Studios, Liverpool