My paintings have been selected, exhibited and sold at several prestigious exhibitions including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour at the Mall galleries, The Royal Watercolour Society, and the National Open Art group shows in London.
Experimental painting techniques have always played a large part in my work since studying constructed textiles at the Royal College of Art. I now channel my interest in creating unusual effects onto paper and canvas rather than fabric.
Textiles, texture and pattern continue to influence my paintings which include a series of mixed media ‘portraits’ of vintage dresses on paper and canvas.
My paintings are often built up using a variety of processes including layers of textured gesso, watercolours, inks, acrylics or oils and are then sanded and re-worked to develop a unique and enigmatic identity.
I also create digital art prints which I sometimes incorporate into my paintings and run small informal workshops in experimental painting techniques from my studio in a converted Victorian school in London SE22.
Royal College of Art, London - M.A constructed textile design
Liverpool School of art - B.A. (1st class hons)
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – Mall Galleries April 2019
ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY– Bankside Gallery March 2019
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – Mall Galleries April 2018
DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS – December 2017 + May 2018
NATIONAL OPEN ART –Bargehouse, Oxo Tower , London November 2017
RSA open - Royal West of England Academy – preselected September 2017
Group show - Candid Arts Trust, Torrens St, London EC1 May 2017
Group show – Menier Gallery, Southwark Street London SE1 – May 2017
DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS – May 2017-
RSW open - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – preselected January 2017
NATIONAL OPEN ART – Mercers Hall, London – Oct- Nov 2016
E-Merge – Safe House Gallery, Copeland Road, Peckham SE15 – July 2016