I am an award-winning advocate of art, heritage, culture, and tourism, prior to my artistic career I enjoyed a Career In Ruins.
Born in Leicester, I’ve also lived and worked in Nottingham, Birmingham, Northampton, Bristol, London, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Frolesworth, Farnham, and Hinckley;
My artwork mainly orbits figurative and the landscape, with redaction & intervention, used to disorientate our perspective, focusing on the use of negative space. I am process-driven, with appropriation running through all my work. The choices made during the making are as important as the work created. Subsequently, my practice can lead to working in paint, print, projection, film, photography, multi-media, and sculpture.
I create beautiful landscapes with negative spaces, through the over-painting of existing works and the manipulation of donated photographs and retail copies; I question the originality of a reproduction, adding in technology and sound, the appropriation and ownership of an image, and the creation of a new piece of art from the old, utilising ink and paint to discover refocused elements of the original to create a new way of looking at the old, the natural, the body.
Emphasis is on light and dark, positive and negative, altering and enhancing the depth and scale; solid shadows, rippling expanses of black, reflective surfaces and textured layers compliment the reproduced, teasing our memories as we fill in the blanks that make up the landscapes that we recognise but can no longer see in the same way.