Visual Artist United Kingdom
My artworks are pleasurable, contemplative expanses that draw the eye. They are intense abstractions of humanity marked by a balance of movement within the space. They encase equal parts sensation and inquiry. When creating a new work I have adopted a signature process in which I apply the oil paint in much the same manner as watercolours, thought they inherently less yielding. That restriction allows for new approaches and methods. The results include brilliant, durable pigments rooted in mid-motion gestures. The palette and forms shift according to content and mood, but the inherent tenacity of effort remains consistent within this body of work. While giving credit to the advancements of the Abstract Expressionists, I take a decidedly contemporary approach. I use the movement of form and line to express desire and vitality. These methods extend the French Tachisme approach into this postmodern era. Key influences include Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Frank Auerbach, and Norman Bluhm. Kiefer’s watercolours, and especially Essence/Ex-sistence, provide a favorable visual and philosophical point of departure. Richter’s adoption of chance operations and other experimentation support endless lines of inquiry. Auerbach’s approach to the paint medium emboldens my non-traditional methods and I affirm Bluhm’s commitment to pleasure.
The lead artist for Coastival Arts Fair, publication on Magazine Cover, and advertising. Jerwood Arts - Artist Bursary. Shortlisted for the Visual Arts Artist Bursary 2017.
Masters in Fine Art at Edith Cowan University
Daylighted - Select Locations LA, Worldwide - from April 2019 The Old Parcels Office Art Gallery - February 2019 Bricklane Gallery - June 2017 Brick Lane Gallery - December 2016 The Nunnery - October 2015 White Star Gallery 2009 - 2015 Perth Museum Graduate Show 2001