"My paintings are absorbed, introspective and emotional,
forming and re-forming themselves.
I use a combination of observed drawing and an unconscious
process of building layers of textural surfaces to function in contrast.
I have a strong interest in the depiction of my own physical reality"
Born in Lincolnshire, England.
Living and working in Nottingham, England
The National Portrait Gallery, London - The BP Portrait Award, 2002
The Royal College of Art, London - AOI Images 11 Exhibition 2003
The Nottingham Castle Open 2012
The Barn Gallery, Patchings Art Centre 2014
Mall Galleries, London - ING Discerning Eye 2014
The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham 2014 & 2015
RK Burt Gallery, London - Paper Works exhibition with the SGFA 2015
Lace Market Theatre Studio Exhibition 2015
Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington - The Midlands Open 2015 & 2016
Focus Gallery, Nottingham - exhibition with ceramicist Claire Baker 2016
Southwark Cathedral, London with the SGFA 2016
Nottingham Society of Artists - exhibition with Hannah Sawtell 2016
The Menier Gallery, London Draw 16 with SGFA 2016
Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire with Two Rivers Paper Co.
2014, 2015 and 2016
Childwickbury Arts Fair, St. Albans 2016
Wirksworth Arts Festival, Derbyshire 2016
Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016
Open Studios Notts with The Gedling Artists 2015 and 2016
Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2014
Sherwood Art Week 2013 and 2015, Nottingham
Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Nottinghamshire
Lady Bay Arts Festival 2013, 2014 and 2015, Nottingham
Craft in the City, Waterstones Bookshop, Nottingham 2012, 2013 and 2014
Craft. Design. Contemporary. at the Nottingham Contemporary 2012, 2013 and 2014
500 Portraits - BP Portrait Award first published by The National Portrait Gallery,
AOI Images 11 published 2002
The Artist Magazine - April 2015
Nottingham Post - 2002 to 2015 (various articles)
Leftlion Magazine - Artworks 2013
Season of theatrical poster designs - The Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham 2015
Awards, Residencies & Qualifications:
Highly commended award at Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016
Artist in Residence at The Malt Cross Henderson Gallery, Nottingham during 2015
Wall mural commission as Artist in Residence - The Malt Cross, Nottingham 2015
Elected associate member (ASGFA) of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, London 2014
Design Gap and Art Gap member 2013
BA (Hons) Illustration & Visual Communication - Loughborough University, 2001
Current Gallery Stockists
Fletcher Gate Art Gallery, Nottingham
Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Notts.
Mish Mash Gallery, Notts.
Current Art Book Stockists
The Bookcase, Lowdham
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham