Winchester School of Art (BA Visual Art, MA Fine Art, 2007 / 2007)
What is your favourite film of all time?
The Full Monty.
What music are you currently listening to and why?
Frank Turner, Faithless, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Howard Hodgkin because of his extraordinary use of colour, simplicity of gesture and ability to work on a small as well as a large scale. He gave me the confidence to let go.
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
George Fullard, who did the most wonderful gestural pencil drawings.
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Howard Hodgkin at Tate Britain, summer 2006.
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
What's it about? The titles tell the story.
What / who inspired you to be an artist?
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?
I used to try and produce paintings in my childrens' playroom which is now covered in paint. Now the family know I mean business they have agreed to let me convert one half of our garage into a studio.
What do you like most about being an artist?
The freedom to be who I want to be. No boundaries, no deadlines and the excitement of every blank canvas.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
A first class honours degree and the sale of four paintings to people who are serious about contemporary art.
What are your plans for the coming year?
Latest artwork - View all by this artist
Pixels on paper 9Size(HxWxD):5x7x0.1cm£50.00
pixels on paper 5Size(HxWxD):10x15x1cm£65.00
pixels on paper 1Size(HxWxD):29x42x0.2cm£100.00
Attempt to capture moving pixels no 41...Size(HxWxD):76x106x4cm£2,200.00
Attempt to capture moving pixels no 43Size(HxWxD):76x106x4cm£2,200.00
Attempt to Capture Moving Pixels No. 42Size(HxWxD):76x107x4cm£2,200.00
Aldgate to Liverpool Street, Circle LineSize(HxWxD):84x114x0.2cm£4,200.00
Walking the Kentmere RoundSize(HxWxD):46x56x3cm£750.00
the walk to Bolton AbbeySize(HxWxD):47x57x3cm£650.00
Sloane Square to South Kensington,...Size(HxWxD):87x116x0.2cm£4,200.00
Pixels paused 10Size(HxWxD):50x60x4cm£550.00
Pixels Paused 12Size(HxWxD):97x114x0.3cm£3,200.00
pixels paused 12 (detail)Size(HxWxD):50x70x4cm£550.00
Attempt to Capture Moving Pixels no 37Size(HxWxD):81x81x4cm£950.00
Passing St Ouen's Bay, twilightSize(HxWxD):40x50x0.2cm£185.00
Pixels Paused 2Size(HxWxD):40x50x0.2cm£185.00
pixels paused 6Size(HxWxD):42x57x0.3cm£850.00
Passing sea 9Size(HxWxD):42x57x0.3cm£650.00
attempt to capture moving pixels no 34Size(HxWxD):95x114x0.2cm£2,200.00
passing sea CapetownSize(HxWxD):70x106x0.3cm£1,200.00
Passing sea 8Size(HxWxD):41x57x0.2cm£650.00
attempt to capture moving pixels no 11Size(HxWxD):70x106x3cm£850.00
All my work explores the different spaces occupied by video and painting. At the root of my practice is a process which involves the projection of a moving image onto the surface of the painting in an endless loop. By deconstructing digital video I can remove the distraction of figurative references and work purely with pixellated abstractions. Each new pixel painting represents a series of video frames built up in layers, a tangible record of virtual space. I use this stripped back process to inform and develop new work: landscapes which are glimpsed and recognisable only as streaks of brilliant colour; single pixel video frames which act as a springboard to paintings which examine layers of colour and form in a two dimensional space.
Every painting is an attempt to capture a landscape which is on the move, a time-based, transient space. But I can only ever really hope to blur the boundaries between video and painting because of course every painting actually represents time standing still, so ultimately all I am documenting is my own failure.
The Ideal Homes Show, Earls Court - Main show home (The Low Cost Swedish Home) pixels paused 4, and Sea, Cape Town
South Kensington Tube Station, BANNER display - Tube painting no.1
The other Art Fair, 100 selected international artists
Selected exhibition, The Granary Gallery, Weston Park, Shropshire
Summer in the Ark, ARK Gallery Basingstoke
selected artist Creation Fine Arts, Beverley Yorkshire
solo exhibition degreeArt.com
Selected artist, Blankspace, Manchester 'No 1 Paint'
AFA, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
solo show, Jack Sevens Gallery, Macclesfield
selected artist, Art in the Garden, Hilliers Arboretum, Romsey
selected finalist, Halls Fine Art Open, Weston Park, Shropshire
re:space, group exhibition, Greenham Arts, Newbury (video)
The Gallery at 94, London W1, solo exhibition
DegreeArt.com Gallery, Vyner St, London E1, solo exhibition
The Screen, Winchester, solo exhibition
Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Transition, selective international group exhibition Bargehouse Gallery, London:
Launch exhibition Dalston Square, London:
Group exhibition Cadogan Contemporary (London & Hampshire):
Sargy Mann, Brian Ballard, Nicola Bealing, Emma Alcock,
Sarah Butterfield, Jeremy le Grice, Keith Grant
ARTSPACE 2009, Henley on Thames
A crash course in Phantasy, selective group exhibition
degreeArt.com Gallery, Vyner St, London
Wilton Art Gallery, Salisbury, selected launch Christmas group show
Achievements & Awards
Finalist, Agora International Fine Art Prize New York 2009, Finalist Alpan International, New York 2010,
Recently sold artwork
Attempt to Capture Moving Pixels no 36Size(HxWxD):81x81x4cm
attempt to capture moving pixels no 40Size(HxWxD):81x107x4cm
Passing St Ouen's Bay, twilight 4Size(HxWxD):77x106x3cm
Attempt to Capture Moving Pixels No 28Size(HxWxD):70x104x4cm
Attempt to Capture Moving Pixels No 27Size(HxWxD):70x104x4cm
Passing St Ouen's Bay, sunsetSize(HxWxD):87x116x0.3cm
Autumn study 2Size(HxWxD):61x61x2cm
Autumn study 1Size(HxWxD):61x61x2cm
attempt to capture moving pixels no 10Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
Passing Long Walk, SpringSize(HxWxD):95x114x0.2cm
Driving through Marrakech, twilight 3Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
Beaulieu to Brockenhurst, SpringSize(HxWxD):77x107x3cm
attempt to capture moving pixels no 17Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
attempt to capture moving pixels no 21Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
attempt to capture moving pixels no 9Size(HxWxD):115x60x3cm
Driving through Marrakech 5Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
Driving through Marrakech 4Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm