ABOUT

I wander the invisible landscape, seeking the dim glimmer of the hidden, calling yonder.

Primarily a painter, my practice is a means to project the inward light outward through layers of oil and fog. Across chapters of the work, my art embodies Daoist perspectives; exploring ideas of the sublime, transience and change. Through the mediums of paint, sound, and film, atmosphere is the lodestar to my art - as a subject, a tone and a teacher.

 

Emerging over time to form a larger unspoken narrative, my work follows a ritualistic process, in episodic fashion, each piece a new iteration. The formative method of my practice enables the work to grow organically, and in parallel to this, a written aspect runs alongside my painting practice in the form of poetry, informing the work from another dimension – as lyrics to music. A dichotomy exists between avenues of my practice, in motion and in stasis, and how one may spawn the other. There is motion to be found in my paintings, and stillness in my films. The tactility and versatile materiality of oil allows me to exact unique swiftness of expression. Echoed in time, my images sway with the four winds, toward and away from the known. Through my work I seek balance and in the processes underlying my practice – my work highlights the many subtle twofold aspects of nature. How muted tones may enliven the rest, how alone I hear the otherness.

 

Reflected in the void space, seemingly empty, comes the mind. In the formless, comes form. In this way, the work is dynamic – reflective of the seer, revealing ever more. For through my work I see my mind, for silent songs are heard through time.

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EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS

2022
Reflections
Open Gallery, Halifax
2022
Living with the Past
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2022
Summer Exhibition
Sculpture Lounge, Holmfirth
2021
Hampshire Open Studios
Broughton, Hampshire
2020
Visual Art Open Prize
Chester Art Fair
2020
Time Abides
The Nordic Café, Southville, Bristol
2019
That's Nice
Spike Island Artspace, Bristol
2019
Spike Island Open Studios
Spike Island Artspace, Bristol
2019
Timeless Sublime
The Nordic Café, Southville, Bristol
2019
Autumn Salon
Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London
2018
Greyscale
Southbank Club, Bristol
2017
Afterpiece
Spike Island Artspace, Bristol
2017
Flesh
St. Paul's Crypt, Bristol
2017
Afterpiece
Spike Island Artspace, Bristol
2016
Elsewhere
Desborough Building, Eastleigh
2016
Communal Crisis
Spike Island Artspace, Bristol