About My Work
My art inspiration is the natural world but my work has has science at its core. I’m fascinated with the microcosm of the body’s cells to the macro view of land and seascapes even to the heavens.
Rarely using a paintbrush, I play with materials loving the experience as much as the outcome. Abstract paintings are painted with controlled chaos! Acrylic inks and paint plus inclusions like steel filings are shaped and moved by scientific processes that include diffusion, gravity, chemical incompatibilities, density and magnetism letting chaos to take over occasionally.
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2019 Cambridge Open Studios artist 117
2011 Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge - Degree show
2011 BA Fine Art Hons from The Cambridge School of Art.
2010 Interim Show Ruskin Gallery
2009 “Venus Cotidiana” Series of resin statuettes. Music department Anglia Ruskin University.
2009 Cambridge School of Art exhibition at Anglia Ruskin University of a series of small sculptural works
2009 “The Cosmos of the Wide Open” Site Specific exhibition in the grounds of the Institute of Astronomy University of Cambridge with the assistance of David Wake
2008 Exhibition at Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge of ‘Arts’
2007 “Fairy Doors” Site Specific Sculpture Exhibition at Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon
2007 “We are all made of stars” Foundation Degree Show at Cambridge Regional College
The Science Bit
BSc Hons Zoology Durham University
MSc Immunology Chelsea College University of London
MBA City University Business School
Going to exhibitions and meeting artists is a great pleasure. Here are a few artists that have influenced me over the years (some are even living!)
John Constable- the absolute master of turbulent seas and skies
Jane Lewis -Love the symbolism in her paintings and still life
Peter Doig- Landscapes with stories on a monumental scale
Egon Schiele- Drawings that are completely unafraid (and parental advisory!)
Chris Ofili- who comes from Manchester and even uses glitter in his paint. Particularly like “The Upper Room” installation of paintings
Thank you to these teachers
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