As an artist I am interested in the extremes of human experience, subconscious imagery, altered states, ritual and superstition. My artwork is inspired by found imagery, observational study and my own photography, which I develop into finished works of imagination using traditional techniques such as oil painting, drawing and etching alongside digital processes, image manipulation and video editing. The final imagery is informed by these processes and, due to its composite nature, often has an element of ambiguity leaving it open to the viewer’s personal interpretation.
I worked for eleven years in the creative industries based in London and South West England after which I studied BSc(Hons) Digital Art and Technology with at University of Plymouth. After completing my degree course I was offered the post of Digital Media Coordinator at Exeter Phoenix where I worked part-time for a further seven years developing digital arts projects with artists, individuals and partner organisations. During that time I also worked freelance as Production Manager at Animated Exeter and as Digital Producer with Joy Experiment, a collaboration of professional and emerging artists set up to develop new ways for audiences to view art. I then reloacted to Bristol and worked as freelance Digital Editor at Situations, part of University of West of England, where I was responsible for managing the digital engagement programme surrounding Alex Hartley’s ‘Nowhereisland‘ as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. I started developing my own artwork during my part-time employment and have since been commissioned by the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children as part of their Arts Commissioning Programme, had work exhibited at Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York, Axelle Fine Arts in New York and Boston, Bo Lee Gallery in London, View Art Gallery in Bristol and at the 20/21 British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art. I currently work at my studio in Bristol, U.K.