About

Visual Maps, visual memory, walking, travel, mapping, landscapes of the mind. When I walk I think about life experiences, places I have been whilst absorbing the landscape I am walking through. My paintings are not traditional landscapes, they are are about being in the land and what I am thinking and feeling as I walk, I like to call them headscapes.

Process

The paintings begin with a linear drawn element using paint , pencil and charcoal. Followed by layering of paint trying not to think too much, losing myself in the process of painting a conversation develops between artist and canvas. As the painting progresses more control and precise decisions are made while still trying to maintain an element of expressive mark making and intuition.

Latest News

2019 Shortlisted For the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2019 Open Studios at AWOL studios Manchester, part of Manifest Arts Festival

2019 Selected for the RWS Contemporary Watercolour EXhibition

2018 Selected for the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition

2017 Shortlisted for the RWA Open

2017 One Year On Exhibition at Waterside Arts Centre

2016 Winner of Best in Trafford prize at Waterside Arts Centre open.

2016 shortlisted for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

2016 Shortlisted for the NOA art competition.

2016 Selected for and exhibited at the RWA Open.

Exhibitions

2016 – Sale Waterside Open, Sale Waterside Gallery

2014 – Sale Waterside Open, Sale Waterside Gallery

2013 – “The Colour of Ideas”, Sale Waterside Gallery Bar

2012 – Christmas Exhibition, Sale Waterside Gallery Bar

2012 – Art Anon, Manchester Metropolitan University

2010 – Sale Waterside Open, Sale Waterside Gallery

2005 – “For One Week Only”, Manchester Metropolitan University

Qualifications

2005 – BA (Hons), Manchester Metropolitan University

2001 – Art Foundation, South Trafford College

2000 – City & Guilds Embroidery Pt I&II, South Trafford College