My painting embodies a series of thought and feeling processes. I can create something then, consider it, adjust it, remove it, replace it, and add a layer to it. I work mainly with my emotions I can be in a good mood, a bad mood, a cheerful mood or a destructive mood.
The way I make paintings reflects the way I experience the world, I find it exciting and challenging to find different ways of using paint, expressive marks to deliberately fashioned self-conscious brushstrokes to graphic signs and symbols in oil and spray paint.
My source imagery can come from anywhere; I am inspired by my life. I am interested in detachment and to make the surface become more atmospheric. Within each painting, I am looking, searching for relationships, situations and objects that intrigue me. The paintings develop intuitively, always as a group so they form a dialogue together as a collection. Painting in layers it takes time for the painting to develop, there is no actual plan but there is a process. Although my compositions can appear accidental they are in fact thought out and planned as the painting moves forward. I am interested in areas of painterly colour with text sign making, which includes elements of texts and symbols.
Another important role in my work is music; it evokes parts of myself to help me paint. Often my studio becomes as it were a performance space in which I can paint. While I am painting it is like I am in a meditated state, I’m involved in what I want to create. I like to be in the moment and rather than creating a recognizable object, for me, painting is an organic process in which, as it were, the story unfolds through the application of the paint itself.
Education and Exhibitions:
BORN: 1976 Surrey UK
LIVES IN: Cornwall
EDUCATION: Falmouth University 2011 BA Hons Fine Art
2006 Hint Of Pink, solo show, Falmouth
2007 NINE, group show, Falmouth
2008 Group Midstream Show, Falmouth
2009 Jack’s Cow Project, group show, Truro
2010 Red Dot, group show, Falmouth
2010 Contemporary Art Tavistock, group show, Tavistock
2010 LAUNCH, group show, Porthleven
2011 Degree Show
2011 Group show,Camellia Gallery, Falmouth
2011 Red Dot, group show, Falmouth
2012 Reflection, St Ives,
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