I am an oil painter of both British and New Zealand nationality currently based in the Cotswolds. I have painted for as long as I can remember. Growing up I had watercolour lessons with my Gran, who was not actually my Gran but my Stepmother. I come from complicated. For this reason I will always consider watercolours to be special even though over the years I have developed a love for oils. Painting is incredibly important to me because it makes me feel connected to her still, each day.
Painting has always been a natural way for me to process and express emotions and ideas that 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.
Exhibitions (Group & Solo)
2019 Totterdown Arts Trail, Bristol
2015 Tobacco Factory Bristol, joint exhibition with Joe Greenaway
2013 The Eclectic Selves. Parlour Showroom, Bristol.
2013 The Bristol Fringe, Solo Show
2013 Camaradas UK & México art competition. Official Residence of Mexico, London.
2012 Easton Arts Trail, Bristol
2011 Easton Arts Trail, Bristol
Relevant Professional Experience
2010-2012 Scenic Artist, Welsh National Opera. Working on productions for companies including Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet and the BBC.
2009 Work experience at The National Theatre, London
2009 Work experience at TheatreRoyal Plymouth
2006 Work experience at Johnathan Saunders, London
2008-2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Scenic Art, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
2004-2007 BA Hons Degree in Textiles, University of the West of England
2002-2003 Diploma in Art Foundation Studies, University of the West of England