2004 – 2007 University College Falmouth, Ba (hons) in Fine Art.
2003 – 2004 Exeter College, BTEC Diploma in Foundation studies in Art and Design.
October 2015 - Above and Below - Solo exhibition at Artwave west, Dorset
September 2015 - Mcallister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surrey
May 2015 - Penwith Gallery St Ives, '293 NSA'
March 2015 - Artwavewest, Dorset
Jan 2014 'Flux' NSA Heseltine Gallery, Truro
March 2013 – CCANW, (Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World) Haldon Forest Exeter, Devon.
September 2012 – ‘Resonate’ at Summer house gallery, Marazion, Cornwall
March 2011 - Two person show with International award winning artist Sonia Stanyard at Artwave west, Dorset
October 2010 - Affordable art fair, London represented by Gallery Tresco.
May 2010- Artwave west, Morcombelake, Dorset. Mixed show of Gallery artists.
May 2010 - Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. Summer show.
May 2010 - Open Space gallery, Penryn, Cornwall.
August 2010 - The Exchange, Penzance
Nov 2009 - Exchange Gallery, Penzance 'Double Vision' curated by Gareth Edwards.
Sept 2009 Artwave west, Morcombelake, Dorset. Two person show with Martin Gould.
October 2008 - Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall. Solo exhibition as Midas award winner.
May 2008 - Solo Show ‘A Vein Thread’ gallery 49, High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall.
December 2007 - Drawing exhibition, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
October 2007 The ‘Midas Award’ finalist exhibition at Artonomy Fine art, Truro, Cornwall
September 2007 - Selected for the annual St Ives September Festival exhibition.
June 2007 - ‘Sunrise with Seamonsters’ at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.
October 2006 - All Cornish, Kingfisher Gallery in Sidbury, Devon
Awards and Residencies
Jan 2013 – Runner up for the ‘Peoples vote’ Dulwich Picture Gallery competition.
May 2010, 2013 - Artist in Residence at Beaford Arts Academy, Devon.
March 2009 - Artist in residence at Tresco Gallery, Isles of Scilly.
October 2007 - Winner of the ‘Midas Award’, a contemporary visual arts award in Cornwall.
June 2007 - Selected for the Creative Skills Graduate mentoring scheme. (Mentored by Naomi Frears.
I aim to create oil paintings that communicate an intimate view of the intangible and ambiguous patterns and forms in our world. I am inspired by numerous sources; astronomical, satellite and meteorological imagery, as well as my own investigative photographs. I am drawn to underwater light, reflections and particularly the layers in rivers and seas; from the bed to the dancing surface light reflections. My paintings allow glimpses into a world where minute fragments and traces emerge out of deep, luminous, translucent layers of colour. I capture elements of chance when painting, with an intuitive response to previous painterly marks; layering, pouring, imprinting, accentuating, methods that seem as organic as the subject itself.
I am interested in the connection between art and science, in particular microscopic imagery and its visual connection to the aerial views of our complex world. I am trying to unsettle the viewers’ sense of scale. On the verge between figuration and abstraction, my aim is to communicate a sensitive, intimate view of nature’s constant flux, for the paintings to be ambiguous, giving clues but not completion.