My work mainly consists of bright, joyful paintings of flowers with the occasional landscape. I use a range of materials including acrylic, water colours, gouache and pastels. My aim is to create work that is enjoyable and surprising, embodying a sense of freedom. I want it to come across through my work how fun painting should be and that we never really lose that innate need to make things that is so prevalent when we are young.
For this reason my subject matter focuses on the things that are light in life. Flowers from a loved one, a walk in the countryside, birds flying through the sky. All the things that may be fleeting but can be captured through a good painting session. I work in a range of sizes from A4 to large canvases, I find that I switch between sizes in the same way that I switch between mediums. Some paintings need something more fluid to capture the moment, and others need pigment and boldness. Generally bolder paintings need a larger surface and more space for brush strokes and composition. In this case I’ll work on a big canvas. However in instances where I want to focus on the details and textures within a composition I’ll revert to the immediacy of paint on paper.
I graduated from York St John University in 2021 with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, where I focused primarily on painting. Since graduating I have worked hard to find what I enjoy painting and I am now selling regularly both in the UK and worldwide. This year I have taken part in my first Open Studios where I opened up my studio in my home located in the beautiful Lincolnshire town of Stamford.
Peterborough Artists Open Studios, 2023.
The Grand Hotel, York, Group Exhibition, 2019.
'Knowledge is Power: 6 Towns', British Ceramics Biennial, 2018.
'Heartbeat', British Ceramics Biennial, 2018.
The National Students' Art Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2017.