Here's me with Will Gompertz,
a super engaging and warm gentleman,
at a private view of the Turner Prize 2018
I grew up in Portsmouth by the sea and from a young age was creative.
In my art foundation year at university, I worked on huge canvases with mixed media. I painted with household gloss and latex, sometimes incorporating fabric or using a blow torch to burn and create new textures. I was excited by both the scale and the experimentation which was encouraged.
During my Fine Art degree, I visited New York to see the work of the Abstract Expressionists, a movement, coupled with The Washington Colour School, which continue to inform my art today. My formative influences include the painters Clyfford Still and Morris Louis.
Following graduation, I moved to work in London, pursuing a career in the art world. I worked within both contemporary art and antiques; at the auction house Christie's for several years and as a Gallery Manager for an antiques dealer. I later moved into the financial services sector.
Having reignited my painting practice, I am now focused on my career as an artist, sharing my love of colour with my collectors.
Earlier this year I had a solo and group show and my art is now being secured in private collections within the UK and Europe.