As an artist I use myself a lot. I am a figurative painter intrigued by the potential for a painting to capture, and hold, the sense of something meaningful. Transience and memory; impulse; vulnerability; frailty and fragility. My paintings consider that which I know.
In the process of figuration I often turn to self-portraiture; it is a recurrent theme and something I use to explore that which we share. As well as the individual, the personal, the paintings I make relate the familiar; they consider aspects of our human nature and the human experience that connect us all.
Having initially trained as a pharmacist, my experience in healthcare and medicine has influenced my art practice greatly. In the health service we are taught a patient centred approach; to use compassion and empathy in our search for diagnosis or treatment. My approach to painting explores this same humanity; it explores this same commonality and this same, innate, sensitivity towards a common understanding.
CV & Education
2022 Pathos Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2022 Manchester Open Home Gallery, Manchester
2021 Figurative Art Now - Digital Mall Galleries/Federation of Brirish Artists
2018 Wells Art Contemporary Bishops Palace, Wells
2018 Figure Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2018 Fe/Male Air Gallery, Altrincham
2018 I Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2018 Hotel Drawings. 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
2017 Unique Beauty Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2014 Figurative Art Today, Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries, London
2013 Title Art Prize Blankspace, Manchester
2013 Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries, London
2013 Queer Contact Contact Theatre, Manchester
2021 New Platform Art Professional Development programme
1998 University of Nottingham (BPharm Pharmacy)
1999 Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain registration (now GPhC)
With a clinical and scientific education, I have developed a self-taught art practice with a focus on experimental mark making and figurative painting.