I am currently studying a BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art, and prior to this, had studied Architecture for a year at the Manchester School of Architecture.
My work is strongly centred around certain structural forms and shapes, whether natural or not. It is about looking at the work/subject close up- look at it as though it were an abstract, focus on the details the patterns and the geometric forms that make up the bigger picture. These are profound elements I like to look at. They have a mechanical quality and even when looking precise and ordered, also display a rough childlike tendency. Each piece is experimentation, I will have a preconceived idea of what I want but often I will not know the outcome of each painting, allowing a sense of spontaneity and randomness. Shape and form are important, but the use of colour is also paramount. I like to look closely at colour and its characterful nature. Colour in many ways represents the individual. Finally it is about the life of the work, I’d like to think artwork can be lyrical and have rhythm, this is what I want to set out to achieve.
At heart I’d say I was an abstract surrealist painter who takes inspiration from the human form and the broader natural landscape.