Following the riots throughout Britain in 2011 I created a series of paintings reflecting the pointless violence and petty theft of those events. The text used in this work is the legal description of theft.

‘Beauty and the thief’
24 hour news filled our screens with images of broken windows and burnt out cars and shops. The broken glass became a symbol for me in as much as the barrier designed to keep people out is also the display designed to draw you in. In recent years the media has been exploiting imagery from the streets to sell cool to the middle classes. Now that the royalty listen to rap and stencil art packs galleries when will we stop deluding ourselves that we are in with the kids?