I have always been interested in images with a dual quality, to both frighten and comfort with overlapping and fragmentary meanings. I have always taken both a considered and also unconscious approach to making art. My studio practice is varied, encompassing instinctive play with intense drawing sessions which explore surface detail and repetitive gestures. I use both traditional materials and processes such as oil painting and printing but am also drawn to using domestic materials such as biros and bleach, taking them out of the context of the everyday. I have recently been documenting my process in the studio and have some of the photographic work on the website. I am also currently preparing for a solo exhibition in September 2012 at T J Boulting in London.
I have a blog 'Lets Die Together' which explores how death exists on the internet as a shared event. It is a collection of images, poems, journalism and my own ponderings. This has become a very important part of my work and an ongoing thesis as well as a place where visitors can contribute their own thoughts.
Painting and drawing for me is about finding a new language with which to describe my melancholy encounter with living and to re-engage from the alienation of modern life. …Read More