Like any artist I’m really just trying to capture my own experiences and understanding of the world around me. I’m living in an image saturated world punctuated by combinations of routine daily life, and snapshots of global images from media and screen-based technology.
This heightened juxtaposition of multiple visual experiences seems to increasingly reveal itself in personal anxieties and insecurities.
In my recent work I focus on ‘fashion’ as a metaphor for this; the passion, confusion and anxiety we feel about our ‘appearance’ , and our constant thirst for approval, or disapproval! The images inevitably start to explore ideas about ‘fitting in’, ‘belonging’, ‘approval’ and ‘confusion’ etc.
My ‘fragments’ of inspiration include people; fashion; places; memories; toys; photography; scanning stuff; textures; teaching; humour; childhood; luc tuymans; line; mistakes; music; cameras; rauschenberg; editing; copying stuff; found material; collage; cy twombly; cutting things; silkscreen; painting; mouse; photocopying; chance; illustration; printmaking; markets; martin creed; corrections; drawing; pens; graphic design; stand-up comedy; photoshop; mark e smith; tracing and popular culture.
BA Hons Fine Art
MA Fine Art Printmaking
CV & Education
2020 ‘Love Letters’ Gallerytop Gallery, Rowsley
2019 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
2019 Three Counties Exhibition Staffordshire
2019 Ashbourne Festival - invited artist
2019 Derby Print Open
2019 RBSA Printmaking Show Birmingham
2018 Melbourne Festival Derbyshire
2017 Ashbourne Arts Festival
2016 Wirksworth Festival
2014 Print Exhibition, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford