About

In my work I am interested in ‘Who am I’ and ‘What is Real? The person I was even a few years ago is in many ways unrecognisable, from the person I am today. I feel that if I peel back the layers of our perceived reality, I will find something underneath that is more solid and pervades everything. 

I am endeavouring to look below and behind me to see hidden secrets that may be lurking somewhere at the limit of my peripheral vision. I’m looking in the mirror, like Lewis Caroll’s Alice and in the shadows of the lake. I’m fascinated by how the pond shows us glimpses of what’s beneath its veneer, whilst also reflecting the branches and sky behind, all entangled in the surface detritus and pond plants. The three images collide together in one plane. A pane of glass in a window can also show several sides of what is happening at one time.

I’m also intrigued by how the web like structure of branches interweave, like threads of a tapestry unraveling to expose something of the interface, between the inner and outer worlds. Layers, like those of the skin, are peeling back to reveal something but it is as elusive catching smoke.

 

Solo and Group Exhibitions

 

2018 Group Show – Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

 

3rd February – 21st April 2018.  Four Seasons – Southampton City Art Gallery

 

2018 Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury

 

2017  Group Show – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth BH2 5BH

 

2017  Solo Exhibition, Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND

 

2017  Artist in Residence Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND

 

2017 Group Show – Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

 

2016  Dorset Arts Week

 

2014  ‘Crepuscular’ The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London NB1 2BA

 

2013  ‘WhereHouse’ , Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Way, London SE1

 

2013  Central Saint Martins Degree Show

 

2011 ‘For what it’s worth’  3 – 5  Whitechapel, London

 

2011 Camden Arts Centre, London

 

2010 Valentines Mansion, Ilford, Redbridge

 

2009 Central Library Altered Books Exhibition, Bournemouth

 

2008 Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

 

2008 The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth

 

 

 

Education

 

2013   Graduated Central Saint Martins, London BA Fine Art

 

2009  Arts University Bournemouth Foundation