More About Me.
I am a mixed media artist living in Leigh on Sea, Essex. I create work in a variety of scales, using mainly inks, collage and acrylics. In my work, capturing how it feels to be out in nature rather than depicting how it appears, takes priority. Every painting is an ongoing dialogue and takes weeks of deliberation, which is why I often work in pairs, creating paintings that can happily sit together.
Recently my work has become more textural as I've been experimenting with new methods and techniques. I've always been inspired by nature and walk daily along the Thames Estuary with my dog, Vito. I take lots of photographs and sketches and then use these back in the studio to inform my artwork. I love to incorporate experimental mark making within the layers of my paintings, often using plants and hand made brushes.
My first ever solo exhibition took place in May 2022 at 'Create98', in my hometown of Leigh on Sea, Essex.
The exhibition entitled 'Foraged Marks', consisted of over 30 experimental drawings and paintings using plants and natural brushes within the process. Alongside the exhibition, I ran a workshop at the venue sharing my process of making natural brushes.
In September 2022 , I'm taking part in the ever growing Leigh Art Trail and I'm currently working on a series of abstract landscape paintings inspired by the Summer Solstice for this exhibition. My venue will be at Squeeze on Leigh Broadway, Leigh on Sea.