My paintings are inspired by colour, by flowers, trees, light, dark, sounds, smells, memories - everything. I would say however, that the thing most central to my work is the awesomeness of nature, in particular, the sky.
I love the sky, even when it's a grey and gloomy day, there always seems to be something going on which lifts my soul and raises my spirits - I feel such a connection with the elements. With my paintings I aim to evoke thoughts of nature, gardens and skies in those viewing them, but simultaneously I like for the works to retain an element of ambiguity, of total abstraction, thus leaving them completely open to interpretation - I love hearing what people see in my work! Alongside for my passion for natures sits a deep-seated passion for spontaneity and expression , which finds its form in the brush marks and spiralling gestural lines which come to rest on top of the soft atmospheric veils of colour which make up the body of my paintings.
I graduated from Loughborough University (UK) in 2005 with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. Since graduating my work has been widely exhibited, both in the UK and on an international level. In 2012 I was selected as one of Saatchi Art's 'One to Watch' artists & have since gone on to win several times in ArtSlant's popular Showcase Competition, most recently gaining a juried win in the Abstract category (1st Showcase 2015). I currently work from my cosy home studio in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
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