ME (a short biography)
Portraiture has always been and continues to be the main motivation for me to paint. The fractured and overlapping nature of my work is usually to convey a sense of life and movement over time, and to explore the relationship between traditional painting and technology using 'glitches'. Utilising this, and my quest to capture someone's full likeness, has pushed me to paint scenes I hope make onlookers question the emotions of the subject and their relationship to the environment I choose to place them in, with themes such as identity and existentialism permeating throughout.
I love acrylic paint, I tend to work fairly quickly, and always work by building layer upon layer, so acrylic paint's fast drying nature works perfectly for me. I also like the often dull effect they emit when too many colours are mixed, as they tend to mimic the quality of basic photography or film with natural lighting. Film has a huge influence on me, to compensate for my lack of camera knowledge I try to be a director in my paintings. This means planning a scene, composing the shot and deciding what would happen over a length of time.
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Thames Chase September 2015
Thames Chase August 2016
'Faces & Places' 5th Base Gallery February 2018
'Interpretations' Thames Chase August 2018
'For Love or Money' Copeland Gallery March 2019
'Portrait Artist of the Year 2019' Clarendon, Mayfair April 2019
'Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 Tour' April - June 2019
Dover Street, Whitewall Nottingham, Newbury, Stratford, Chester, Lichfield.
Degree Show Wimbledon College of Arts 14th - 22nd June
'Ideas and Imagination' Thames Chase August 2019
CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019 Piano Nobile Gallery 24th May - October
Clyde & Co Art Award 2019/20
Havering College of Further and Higher Education
Fine Art Level 3 BTEC Diploma
2015 – 2016
BA Fine Art: Painting
2016 - 2019
Graphic Design and Print
2015 - present