My paintings evolve out of a process of layering , removing, reworking and pushing paint to find an inevitable form. The initial chaos and expressive brushmarks that dominate the early stages of the work are simplified, the uncomfortable and disjointed shapes are dissolved - at least partly, to create stillness. It is a slow process and the results remain indeterminate. I am not concerned with the monumental or grand but in the detail of a moment, curious shadows, abstract movements, textures, memories and allowing the unknown to resurface. Although these paintings are not about place, subtle shifts of tone and a restricted palette may refer to the diffused light and intervals of landscape and an exploration of empty space with different depths and recessions - a multi layering of muted tones with traces and imprints of the origins of the paintings submerged in a veiled light.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training MA Fine Art, University of Leeds 1995
Solo exhibitions Blackweir Hollow, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London 2016. Spindrift Blessings, Barbican Arts Trust, London 2012. MPA Gallery, London 2010. E1 Gallery, London 1999
Group Exhibitions Rights of passage, Rusaffa club, Valencia 2015. The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London 2014. Ground Control, Elements Art Space, Bath 2012. Three person show, Bar Lane Studios, York 2010. Divergence, Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London 2010. Flash Company, Cecil Sharp House, London 2009. Images of North Mayo, Ballinglen Art Foundation Ireland 2008. Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London 2004. Size Matters, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 2003. Place - 3 person show, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 2002. Chase, Royal College of Art, London 2001
Residencies 3 month residency, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales 2011. Artist's Fellowship, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland 2006