I’m always looking to capture both light and shade, comedy and poignancy in my work which is often observational. Central themes are usually socio political in nature, and from popular culture with a particular focus on the displacement of the individual or social type and meditations on belonging. My work includes figurative, landscape and abstract, using a variety of mediums to suit the theme.

I come from a working class family, and after having the privilege of a free university education and a chance to live and work in a variety of places with different social groups, I developed a fascination with our contemporary sense of identity and the impact of large social movements between, for example, isolationism and the idea of an ever greater union, progressiveness and nostalgia and the struggle between the old class system and the breaking down of barriers. I look for those moments where we find ourselves adrift, looking for an anchor. These moments can be bittersweet. Place too can be explored as character would be, forever changing but labelled or anchored over and over.

Although I work with variety of styles, there are familiar reoccurring notes, or textures. I like playing with duality between mediums and with the viewer’s interpretation of the work. There is a purposeful aim to suggest multiple interpretations in my portraits and cityscapes. My abstract work on the other hand involves an intuitive and unconscious process, enabling the viewer to find their own story completely separate from my own.

Group Show, Lilford Gallery, Canterbury. Currently exhibiting

Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2019

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries 2018

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2018

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists ‘Prize’ Exhibition 2018

Flux International Exhibition, Chelsea, London 2018

Parallax, Kensington, London 2018

Group Show, Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London 2017/18

Solo Show, J White Framing Gallery, London 2018

Group Show, McGillan and Woodall, Ramsgate, 2018

Group Show, One Grand Gallery, Portland, USA 2018

Group Show, Grain Store Gallery, Faversham, 2018

Solo and Group shows, Stark Gallery, Canterbury 2016

Group Show. Highly Commended Award. Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable 2016

Group Show, Creek Creative, Faversham 2016

Artist in Residence, Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury 2016

Featured Artists, Abstract Magazine

With Greg Dulli of the band Afghan Whigs receiving his portrait, Brighton Concorde 2 2017