About me

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I make drawings and paintings with a range of media, including images from newspapers, ink and spray paint. Disparate images and discordant patterns are often layered to create poetic landscapes. Travels in the middle and far east have had an enduring impact on my work. Recent paintings and collages use chinese brushes, ink and rice paper to depict the English countryside. I am interested in the aesthetics of 'shan shui' ink painting and the notion of a dialogue between 2 worlds; my paintings are a mediation between conflicting cultural forces at play in a given landscape, real or imagined, and seek to raise questions of occupation and displacement; in particular, to create a kind of multiverse into which the viewer can wander and get lost.


2004 -2009 Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) in Fine Art


2009 selected for the Pienkow International Artist in Residence program


2010 - 2013    Artist for film and TV (The Veteran, Death In Paradise, Strikeback, Dubplate)                                                                   2009 - 2013    Art tutor at Islington Arts Factory, North London                                                                                                                     2008 - 2010    Art tutor at Bruce Grove Youth Centre, North London                                                                                                      2005 - 2007    Art teacher, Ian Mikardo High School, East London                                                                                                                 2001 - 2003    Art Teacher and Artist in Residence, Ampleforth College, Yorkshire                                                                                       1999 - 2001    Freelance Mural Painter, Newcastle upon Tyne

Selected Exhibitions

2013 ARTISTS OF THE PAGEANT Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea, London                                                                                                       2013 HIDDEN STREAM Solo Show, Stanford Dingley, West Berkshire                                                                                                       2012 WHITEWALL Screening of Beirut Art Jam, Beirut Art Centre, Lebanon                                                                                             2012 DAS SCHARF, Screening of Beirut Art Jam, International Film showcase, Berlin                                                                              2012 ENGLAND AND NOWHERE Solo Show, Stanford Dingley, West Berkshire                                                                                         2010 TERRA INFIRMA Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London                                                                                                                 2009 PIENKOW GROUP SHOW Gdansk Academy, Poland                                                                                                                                 2009 AFFLUENZA St John Street, Clerkenwell, London                                                                                                                             2008 FES, REINE DES VILLES UNESCO, Paris                                                                                                                                                   2008 LUDICROUS The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London                                                                                                                         2008 JOURNEYS Solo Show, 36 Spital Square, Bishopsgate, London

Born in London, UK 1973



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