Degree: Fine Art BA Hons (1st)
University: Aberystwyth University
Graduation Year: 2011
My work celebrates colour, in all its glory and myriad moods; deep, luminous, ethereal, glowing colour. Each painting starts life with a chaotic layer, in which paint is poured, dripped and splattered, facilitating gleeful accidents and bleeding puddles. These resulting pools of colour act as inspiration for the rest of the painting. After this initial phase, the pace shifts, and it is time for smaller brushes and carefully considered strokes.
I work to find order and beauty amid the serendipitous chaos. I allow my work to unfurl honestly and intuitively, fighting the urge to control each drip. I have long been searching for a way to illuminate my paintings; to allow my colours to burn and glow, striving to capture something of the colour and light that characterise the work of Turner and Rothko. My work continues to explore this path, investigating colour and substance, light and contrast.
Ten years of committed painting, play and experimentation has led to this point in my practice. I feel I have found my voice as an artist: I am now creating work which does justice to the images inside my skull.
2015, Lacemakers, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
2014, Revival, Dartford Creative Collective, Dartford
2013, Eclectic Shock, What If Gallery, Dartford
2013, RED Exhibition, Nucleus Arts, Chatham
2012, Summer Exhibition, Washington Gallery, Penarth
2012, 50/50 Affordable Art Show, Undertone, Cardiff
2012, Open Exhibition, Galeri Caernarfon, Caernarfon
2010, Wanderlust, Constitution Hill Gallery, Aberystwyth
2012, The People's Choice Award, Galeri Caernarfon