Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (BA Hons Fine Art, 2010 / 2010)
What is your favourite film of all time?
Stuart, A life Backwards.
What music are you currently listening to and why?
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Cecily Brown, Yan Pei Ming, Chantal Joffe, I guess all for their ability to handle paint, all work with a material that has been around forever and its promising to see that it can still be exciting and brave.
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, For the intricacies and gentleness of the works, I suppose I rather the romantic notions of the artist as opposed to the idea that the artist should respond and strategically challenge art’s lineage.
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Chantal Joffe at Victoria Miro last year, the first time I saw her paintings in the flesh, it really interests me to see pictures where the artist’s hand is so clearly present in the making, like snail slime, you can see the movements that created the works, and to see them in the flesh you can start to piece together the painting process, which for me as a painting is really interesting.
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
(with my own work, not commissions) I think I get asked mostly what they’re of. Sometimes I explain in great detail the stories that justify why each painting is how it is, sometimes I don’t see the point in explaining if the person asking already has their own ideas as to. Depends on the mood of the question and the particular person asking.
What / who inspired you to be an artist?
Nothing and no one really, there wasn’t a definitive point where I decided, ok now I want to be a painter, I think it just kind of built up, getting into art school, I suppose, gives you the confidence to think that it’s possible and after a while it became apparent this is what I was good at and what I want to do with my time.
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?
I make my pictures in a sort of big shed/workshop at the bottom of the garden. My studio spaces have always been messy and cluttered and I suppose having a building that is mine to ruin without a guilty conscience allows me to be freer and more immersive.
What do you like most about being an artist?
I just enjoy painting, that’s what I like to do, and it’s nice that someone may like the end result, and that will allow me to make another painting. I like the potential simplicity of it.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Still being an artist to date.
What are your plans for the coming year?
I have lots of plans for paintings, and I have the time and the space to make them all, to get on with that really.
Recently graduated from Central Saint Martin's School of Art, I now live and work in Twickenham.
All the Paintings revolve around ideas surrounding Gravity, Love, Death and the Carbon cycle.
The current series Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In is an ongoing set of paintings looking at the connotations of Ballet alongside a painting application that further pushes the concerns of the practice to create a symbiotic relationship between form and content.
2011 - (April) Held On The Tips Of Fingers. London
2010 - Solo Show, Dead Breaths I Living Breathe, Mayfair. London
2010- Central Saint Martin's, Third Year Degree Show, London
2010- Blacks Members Club Soho, London
2009- Art Below Zero (Portobello), London
2009- In Bloom (angel), London
2007- Central Saint Martin's Foundation Exhibition
Recently sold artwork
Tread Dead DustSize(HxWxD):150x120x5cm
How to Disappear CompletelySize(HxWxD):120x100x5cm
Make Friends PrettySize(HxWxD):180x120x5cm
Dead Breaths I Living BreatheSize(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
To My Lovely LoulaSize(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
Doowla and DawlaSize(HxWxD):205x190x5cm
Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Blue)Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe InSize(HxWxD):220x156x5cm