I am a figurative oil painter and like to work outside directly from the landscape as much as possible. I aim to capture a feeling of the place as well as a recognisable representation and I love it when my work invokes memories for people of places of particular value to them.
I have drawn and painted from a young age but studied more formally at The Art Academy, London between 2010 and 2012. The tutors there inspired in me a love of painting directly from life whether that be from a still-life, model or the landscape and that is what I have been dedicated to doing ever since. I grew to love the additional challenges painting outside presents through all seasons and weather conditions.
I love to explore and journey, and have an interest in how land changes over time as people engage with it in different ways. Over the last few years I have undertaken several longer painting journeys including- The River Thames from source to estuary, the Jurassic Coastline from Exmouth to Studland Bay, and the Pilgrims Way from London to Canterbury. These trips have provided me with a way of combining my passion for painting with a love of observational writing.
I am currently based in Cumbria where I am finding exploring the valleys and fells of the Northern Lakes an endless source of inspiration.
Highly Commended Award at Windsor and Eton en plein air competition 2018
First prize at Windsor and Eton en Plein Air competition, 2016
Visitor Award for best stand at Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, 2016
Riverside gallery, Barnes, London
Wildwood Gallery, Bookham
Thornthwaite Gallery, Keswick
Steam Gallery, Beer, Devon
Aubergine Art, Wimbledon
Gallery Yr Oriel, Newport, Pembrokeshire
Bath Art Fair, Bath. February 2020
Solo Exhibition 'Newport: A journey in Paint' Gallery Yr Oriel, Pembrokeshire September 2019
Solo Exhibition 'Tales of Paint and Pilgrimage' Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury September 2019
Contemporary Art Fair, Surrey. Sandown Racecourse, March 2019
Joint Exhibition, View Gallery Thames Ditton, Sept/Oct 2018
Joint Exhibition, 'Coast to Capital' Riverside gallery, Barnes, September 2018
Solo exhibition, Bridport Arts Centre 'Jurassic', Bridport, Dorset Sept 2018
Spring Art Fair, Landmark Arts centre, Teddington, May 2018
Solo Exhibition, Thames: A journey in Paint at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking April 2018
Contemporary Art Fair, Surrey. February 2018
Aubergine Art, Wimbledon- Group Exhibition, Oct 2017
Buy Art Fair, Manchester Central, Oct 2017
Chester Art Fair, Nov 2017
Landmark Spring Art Fair, Teddington, London. 2017
Contemporary Art Fair, Reading 2017
Group exhibition 'The City and The Country' Aubergine Art, Wimbledon, 2017
Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor. 2016
Affordable Art Fair Battersea with ‘The Art Salon’ 2016
Group show ‘Shades’ Denbies Wine Estate gallery, Dorking 2014
The Art Academy, London 2010-2012