I always thought I’d be a painter.
I have dabbled time and again in textiles and drawing, but it is decadent paint that keeps luring me back. The subtle, shifting, mesmeric, unruly nature of paint.
My work allows the paint to be its uninhibited self – I am entranced by the inherent qualities of the medium. Colour closely follows movement and flow – I have found an affinity with blues and reds, and at present find deep satisfaction experimenting with this limited palette. It is always important to not overthink; I paint because it feels wonderful. It is crucial my art is sincere, immediate and heartfelt. Instinctive, intuitive, and always beautiful.
There is no unwieldy concept lurking behind the paper; my practice is an exploration of paint – beautiful, whimsical and serendipitous. The cathartic process of painting is of equal importance to the finished image. These paintings are escapism, a fluid meditation on blank paper – perhaps each one is a self-portraits, or a snapshot of a certain point in time. Each painting is imbued with a tangible atmosphere or mood – be that carefree, vulnerable or foreboding – reflections of universal emotions. I hope you can read your own stories in them.
I studied Fine Art at Aberystwyth University, graduating with a first in 2011. I have continued to create art (an unavoidable necessity)and have exhibited across the UK. I now feel that I have reached a point of clarity and cohesion in my practice – I understand my values and motivation, and find painting endlessly satisfying.
This blog is about my own artwork, past and present – please follow, and I’ll share some pretty pictures with you, along with a sentence or two about the lovely London exhibitions and galleries I stumble across. Comments and constructive criticism always welcome – do let me know your thoughts!
All art work is my own, unless otherwise stated.
2011 Fine Art BA Hons, Aberystwyth University
2008 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, UWIC, Cardiff
2015 Lacemakers, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
2013 Revival, Dartford Creative, Dartford
2013 Eclectic Shock, The What If Gallery, Dartford
2012 Open Exhibition, Galeri Caernarfon, Caernarfon
2012 The Fashion and Textile Museum, London
2012 50/50 Affordable Art Show, Undertone, Cardiff
2011 Degree Show, School of Art, Aberystwyth University
2010 Wonderlust Art Exhibition, Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth
2012 ‘The People’s Choice Award’- Open 2012 Exhibition, Galeri Caernarfon.