As a child I lived on the north east coast of England and from a young age I was aware of the boundlessness and flux of the sea.
The movement of waves, the play of light and the rush of wind. These elemental feelings are all captive energies in my paintings – the forces of nature that are never still.
I work with oil paint and raw pigment on linen and canvas, often at large scale. I love colour and the waywardness of paint itself.
BA Hons English Studies, Nottingham University
MA Modern Literature, London University
Foundation Art & Design, Central St Martins, UAL, London (Distinction)
2017 BA Fine Art (Painting), Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, London (First Class)
2019 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
Exhibitions, events, publications
March 2017 ‘109 Nails’, Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London
June 2017 ‘BA Graduation Show’, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, London
May 2018 ‘Thumbnails’, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
June 2018 Dissertation: ‘blue-feathered boat heading north: on precariousness and painting’
October 2018 ‘Japanese Ghost’ painting in Scraps zine
January 2019 ‘College’, House of Vans Gallery, Waterloo, London
January 2019 ‘Artist’s Talk’, Royal College of Art, London
March 2019 ‘Artist’s Talk’ and tutorials, Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex
June 2019 ‘Hide & Seek’, drawing show, Fitzrovia Gallery, London
June/July 2019 ‘MA Graduation Show’ , Royal College of Art, London
May 2020 ‘Paeon’, solo show 163 Gallery, London
May 2021 ‘Demesne’, solo show as part of Dulwich Festival, London
September 2019 Selected for Travers Smith CSR Art Programme/Prize: work on loan in corporate collection
September/October 2019 ‘NOW – New Original Work’, Gerald Moore Gallery, London: Selected as one of four 2019 outstanding London art school graduates for special exhibition: work loaned to private collection
January 2020 ‘FBA Futures 2020’, Mall Galleries, London: Selected as one of best 2019 graduating painting students in UK
September 2020 round 2 of John Moores Painting Prize, UK
July 2021 Selected for Travers Smith CSR Art Programme/Prize: two paintings on loan in corporate collection
July 2021 Selected for Gatehouse Chambers Art Programme, London
October 2021 Shortlisted for Dentons Art Prize 10, UK
I use oil paint and pigments in thin, layered washes to express ideas about mutability and fragility. My paintings are full of narrative fragments and suggestions. Everything is open – the poet, Louise Gluck describes the sensation of “harnessing the power of the unfinished”. Space is as powerful as the object in my work.