About

Selected group exhibitions

National Open Art, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, November 2017
Printmakers Council, "Urban City", Morley College, November 2017
Printmakers Council, "Mini Print", Morley College, November 2017
SGFA, Draw 17, October 2017
London Print Studio summer exhibition, 2017
Kew Studio summer print exhibition, 2017
Putney Exchange, 2017
PSAD summer show, 2017
In Two Parts, Margate, Printmakers Council, 2016
Edition Variable, Norman Plastow Gallery, London, 2016
London Print Studio summer exhibition, 2016
PSAD summer show, London, 2016
Paperworks, RK Burt Gallery, London, 2016
Delta 14, Delta House Studios, SW17, 2016
SGFA Draw 15, Menier Gallery, London, 2015
13 Printmakers, Putney School of Art & Design, 2015
Battersea Art Station, Battersea Arts Centre, 2015
SGFA Draw 14, Menier Gallery, London, 2014
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2013
The Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Drawing Exhibition, Morley Gallery (commended), 2013
Merton Art Trail, 2013
Spirited Bodies exhibition, Sh! Women's Exotic Emporium, London, 2013
Wandsworth Artists' Open House, 2012
"Illumination", Putney School of Art & Design, 2012
Wandsworth Artists' Open House, 2011
Wandsworth Artists' Open House, 2010

Statement

My art responds to an eclectic, ever-expanding range of themes: nostalgia, memories, emotions, current affairs, tragedy and humour, the natural and built environments. I translate my ideas using a broad range of traditional and experimental media – drawing, painting, printmaking, cardboard sculptures, animation, sound, video – as the subject demands and the inspiration fires me.

I draw from images as beautiful as flowers and as gross as politics, sometimes in combination. Drilling down below an ugly or mundane surface can reveal unexpected beauty and value ... or just the same. I look for interference between the familiar and the unexpected, the flowers and the weeds, a comfortable life and the stuff of news bulletins. Increasingly, I am motivated by the politics of the day.

In my recent work, I explore how technology is dehumanising people and what might become of us ("Don't blink now"; "17,398mph"). I am also taking a forensic look at modern-day bogeymen to expose their true nature ("Just a lump of dough", "The new adventures of Humpty Dumpty"). Interpreting and responding to people through portraits ("Wally") has been a focus since the days I would deliberately distort self portraits to express teenage angst. Many years later, I find myself expressing a different kind of angst ("My Brexit Face").