Forest - oil on wood, 2016
Structure - oil on wood, 2016
Eden - oil on board, 2017
My subject matter is centred mostly around landscape and recently the interaction of people within it. Throughout the history of my practice I have explored a range of figurative styles and approaches. I draw a lot of my ideas from historical painting mixed in with my own experiences, adding specific personal thoughts and myths to an image. I like my paintings tobe viewed as a collection of different scenes and events that work together to communicate my thoughts on the subject matter.<
My studio practice consists of traditional media and varying approaches to using it. I develop my work through experimentation and planning, making sketches and studies before beginning a piece. I try to be adventurous in my methods and pursue certain working strategies for varying lengths of time. I have become interested in the materiality of paint through its application to the surface and varying the fluidity, experimenting with textures, layers and glazes. I spend a finite amount of time on my chosen direction in landscape, moving on or modifying my approach and focus.
The traditional methods I employ and aesthetic appearance of my work is a response to the art I love and hate. I am constantly trying to make my work as honest and communicative as possible and in the future I want to make sure it is about an experience, social narrative or facet of behaviour. The politics of painting, both in the art market and in social sense of being a painter interest me.
The Land of Cockaigne
The Bay of Naples
Study for Alex as Naussica
Three Roofs and a Wall
Spring Exhibition, West End Gallery, Leicester
Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 25-27 June 2016
Loughborough Free Range Exhibitors, Brick Lane, London
Loughborough Portrait Exhibition, Loughborough University Fine Art Gallery
Loughborough Fine Art Degree Show 2015, Loughborough University
LSA Annual Exhibition 2016, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery - LSA Student Award 2015 runner-up