As an artist I use myself a lot. I have an interest in the commonality of our existence, our common environment and resonance through a common understanding. Self-portraiture is a recurrent theme; one which I use to explore that which we share: those familiar aspects of humanity and human existence that connect us all.
Perhaps informed by my scientific background, I have an interest in how a collection of individual marks, can be perceived as something else, something emotive. I am interested in how the functional processes of recognition and perception can awaken a sense of emotion already inherent in the viewer, creating an intimacy of sorts, or fellow feeling.
CV & Education
2018 Wells Art Contemporary Bishops Palace, Wells
2018 Figure Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2018 Fe/Male Air Gallery, Altrincham
2018 I Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2018 Hotel Drawings. 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
2017 Unique Beauty Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2014 Figurative Art Today, Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries, London
2013 Title Art Prize Blankspace, Manchester
2013 Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries, London
2013 Queer Contact Contact Theatre, Manchester
1998 University of Nottingham (BPharm Pharmacy)
1999 Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain registration (now GPhC)
Formally educated with a scientific background, I have developed a self-taught art practice with a focus on experimental mark making and figurative painting.