Observational research forms the starting point of my work and drawing practice is at the centre of my creative engagement.
My formal language explores the materiality and process of medium that translates the drawing into the painterly. This ongoing experimentation with oil pigment techniques forms the process. I don't maintain a single cohesive style but prefer to allow each painting to dictate my response. I produce many different studies around the subject and continue to re-work on all the pieces in the early development stage.
Two subjects have interested me over many years - the figure and the landscape.
I have always been intrigued by the various challenges that drawing from the figure presents. Each drawing is an improvisation and my language starts to become more fluid. I continue to maintain a strong connection with the RA Schools attending weekly drawing sessions, an engagement that deeply influences my art practice.
The landscape paintings are worked from studies directly observed and then developed into paintings using a mix of oil paint, pigment and varnishes to create works that have many layers, reflecting the timelessness of these places and my response to them.
Postgraduate Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools
BA Fine Art, North East London Polytechnic
Foundation Art & Design, Sir John Cass
I was full time Art & Design Programme Coordinator and tutor at City of Westminster College
Royal Academy Summer Show (multiple entries)
Lincolnshire & Humberside Art. Travel Exhibition
Royal College of Art Women's City Exhibition
Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London
Xcross Poly Nation New Delhi, India Group Exhibition
Gallery 47, London W1 Solo Exhibition
Australia Solo Exhibition and several group shows
Centro Modigliani Florence, Italy Royal Academy group exhibition
David Murray Travel Scholarship
Royal Overseas League
Landseer Landscape Priz
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