Contemporary Artist –Manchester, UK.
Formerly living in Amsterdam, originally from Cheshire, England. Influenced by all stimuli; Architecture, Landscape, Sound, Memory, Figure, Mood and Climate. I’m fascinated with painterly mark-making, layers, both organised and un-organised that create dynamic planes that remain or are erased to add history or feeling as they are viewed. Painting is an exploration within me, instinctive and completely unknown all at once. I believe one would notion that my work tackles varied atmosphere, whilst challenging the balance and boundary of using prominent colour against negative space, and palettes of a more muted nature. The elements, compounded to create a non-apologetic facade.
Historically a Portrait Artist in majority, I now believe representation can often pose to be a vehicle, to give the viewer an easily digestible skill indication in a simpler language. In the creation of a subject matter often comes a limit, a ‘ceiling’ if it were, the limitation of capturing a ‘likeness’ of a given form, figure, face or object can minimise the use of colour, texture and mind within a painting.
I work predominately with acrylic to create a feeling, a mood, as the painting ‘takes’ you somewhere, noticing all components of the visual without drawing the viewer to one singular area, more a discovery of each element as they are revealed in their intended sequence.
My paintings encapsulate an obsession with line, shape, structure, bold texture, balance and contrast in colour that work together and compliment one another to form a harmonious, seemingly accomplished aesthetic that I can deem ‘finished’.