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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Exhibitions

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 

 

 

Education

Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Fine Art Level 3 BTEC Diploma

2015 – 2016

UAL Wimbledon

BA Fine Art: Painting

2016 - 2019

Work

Inkstop

Graphic Design and Print

2015 - present