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.
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.
2021 Accepted as Associate Member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts MAFA
2019 Shortlisted For the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
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.
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
2005 – BA (Hons), Manchester Metropolitan University
2001 – Art Foundation, South Trafford College
2000 – City & Guilds Embroidery Pt I&II, South Trafford College