I have recently undertaken a research trip to Finland. After exploring the extremely low light conditions of the Icelandic winter, I was inspired to experience the extended daylight of the Finnish summer and see its impact on my work. This new body of work reflects my exploration of the southern archipelago and visit to Tove Jansson’s island, Klovharu, where she spent thirty summers. Her novels and aesthetic of a simple, pared down island life have been very influential.
Continuing to be inspired by islands, woods and remote cabins, I hope to capture the feeling of light, isolation and the landscape as metaphor for internal states.
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: 2016- RWA 164th Autumn Exhibition, Wells Art Contemporary, WWOOMFAABSU, OXO Tower Wharf, London, Discerning Eye Permanent Collection exhibition, Drawing Projects UK, Trwobridge, 2015- Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, Wells Art Contemporary, Dulwich Festival Show, Cavaliero Finn Gallery, Discerning Eye Collection, Temple Church, London, 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 2016- RWA Artist network talk
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