In the studio, Brixton, London. Nov 2016

ABOUT ME

I am fascinated by the idea of translating the human condition and relationships. I am using a variety of approaches and paint applications, to ultimately create a narrative. My passion for realist representation initially stemmed from studying the works of Gerhard Richter and Chuck Close.  But in 2015 my love for Baroque painting took me to the Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence. I have since returned to this tradition on a part-time basis at the Sarum Studio in Salisbury, where I continue working from life, using the sight-size method under the instruction of Nicholas Beer. The instruction I have there serves as a basis for much of my thinking when I consider technical aspects of painting. I am also inspired by the atmosphere of the studio because spontaneous ideas come into play when painting from life, and things are changing all the time. For an in-depth focus on anatomy, I spent the summer of 2018 at the New York Academy of Art for a residency. I am based in London primarily, and I have exhibited in group shows in London and New York. 

For enquiries about collaborations, prints, original works or commissions, or just to say hello, please get in touch via the contact page - I would love to hear from you.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Final Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, NYAA, New York, 2018

  • Annual Exhibition, Sarum Studio, Salisbury, 2017

  • Portrait Exhibition, Heatherley's School of Fine Art, London, 2016

  • Ultima, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, 2015

  • Portrait in 2014, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery (ROA), Pall Mall, London, 2014

  • Sky Arts pop-up exhibition for 'Portrait Artist of the Year', Trafalgar Square, London, 2013

  • The Coffee Art Project, The Draywalk Gallery, London, 2013


EDUCATION

  • 2017 - present Sarum Studio Atelier of Fine Art, Salisbury, UK (part-time)

  • 2015 Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence. (Summer School)

  • 2010-11 MSc, Philosophy and Public Policy (LSE)

  • 2007-10 BA, Philosophy and Literature (Warwick University)