Painting has always been a natural way for me to process and express emotions and ideas that can otherwise seem intangible. It is a way of bridging the inner and outer world, of giving form to that which seems inexpressive and unspeakable. My work primarily explores themes of self and identity, creating reflections of an inner world. Behind each piece lies a hidden story, an idea, emotion or memory transfixed in time.
I have a degree in Conceptual Fine Art from the University of the West of England and a Post Graduate Diploma in Scenic Art from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. When it comes to painting, this largely means that I am self- taught. After completing my formal education I went to work as a Scenic Artist for the Welsh National Opera. During my time there I worked on productions for companies including English National Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera House and the BBC. More recently I have chosen to focus on producing my own work.