Will Gompertz and I, Turner Prize 2018

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.

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