I am a painter and mixed media artist. My artworks are explorations in connection and identity, colour and bold mark making. My aim is to produce art that is vibrant, playful, and kinetic.
I am interested in the connectedness we feel to ourselves, to the spaces we inhabit, our bodies and identities, and with each other. My most recent collection explores emotions around a sense of belonging to a place, and the transience of our identities in a space over time. My current work is a more personal investigation into the evolution of my identity as an artist. Drawing on my very first creative practice as a child, learning haberdashery skills from my mum, the development of these new artworks is a reflection on how our earliest creative experiences shape our artistic identities as adults.
In terms of the composition of my work, I am drawn to the drama of colour combinations and intentional use of mark making as part of my process. I usually paint on the floor, standing above my works and adding paint or layers, moving up close next to a piece to add detail. I listen to music all the time when I create... My creativity is closely linked to the soundscapes of my studio.
I work in acrylics, inks, collage, found objects, textiles, sewing, even glitter! My aim to make my practice more ecologically responsible. Where ever possible, I use materials that are second hand or sustainable, and reduce waste.
As a self-taught, emerging artist, I was selected for the 2022 New Platform Art programme cohort through Parker Harris, curated by artist Rebecca Byrne, and mentored by artist Neil Musson. I was chosen for the I LIKE NETWORKING 2022 mentoring programme, a platform for women and non-binary people in the creative sectors, focused on creating a more equitable and inclusive arts and cultural sector.
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The Arnolfini is an international centre of interdisciplinary contemporary arts, presenting an ambitious and wide-ranging programme of visual art, performance, dance, film, and music.
np.a professional development programme
The New Platform Art (np.a) professional development programme supports early career artists with guidance and mentoring on establishing financially and creatively rewarding art practices. I was part of the 2022 cohort, a selection of 50 emerging artists from across the UK. Find out more about my np.a Lab.
Trustee,WOA Gallery, Oxfordshire
WOA Gallery is a rural gallery in Bampton, Oxfordshire, which aims to promote appreciation and community participation in the arts locally. It has an open, inclusive membership policy, inviting both emerging and more established artists into its exhibition space.