Degree: BA HONS Fine Art
University: Bath Spa University
Graduation Year: 2018
My artwork is essentially a self expressive journal of my own experiences. I like to document my thoughts, dreams, memories and interests through the form of painting and mixed media. I don't like to trap myself within a narrow theme or concept as I find it creatively unstimulating, which shows in my practice as my artworks have a tendency to vary from one to the next even if it is ever so slightly. A lot of the artwork I create has a nostalgic or ethereal quality to it through the use of colour and imagery, typically I will depict scenes, objects or shapes that are not real but have an element of truth to them, giving the impression that it is make-believe or surreal, which is completely intentional. I wish for the viewer to connect with my pieces on a level of their own and relate them to their own experiences and ideas as opposed to seeing and taking on the visual documentation of me, the artist- that part is just for me.
Predominantly, I work with acrylic paint on canvas, but more recently have began incorporating other mediums within my paintings such as, oil pastel, gouache, poster paint and oil paint, in a subtle but purposeful way. However, my main focus when creating my artworks is not the medium but the colours I use. I think the most notable element of my paintings are the colours the viewer is presented with. It is always a conscious choice and never by accident, I spend a lot of time noting the colours of my surroundings, looking through photographs and images online or in books just taking in various colour combinations to adapt and play around with, which then inform my paintings and represent my experiences.