As a child, I liked exploring my surroundings to make sense of things, this was usually the beach, where I explored the nature and the geology of my local shingle beach. There was also my Grandparent’s garden where they kept chickens and the soil was clay-rich. I wanted to be an inventor, train driver, or a scientist. Being an artist was not on my cards until I dropped out of University whilst doing a Master’s Degree in Chemistry.
I grew up by the seaside on the Lancashire coastline and I still live here, it influences a lot of my artwork. When I was young I would see my grandmother’s paintings and watch them slowly develop week on week when we would go to her house for family dinner.
I like to be playful when I paint, I’m not just doing a drawing and then colouring it in. I’m trying to capture the power and the energy of a place. There is an energy that people create within architecture that they use, there are fingerprints of years of different people adding and altering and ever-changing signage.
I discovered printmaking whilst on an AA2A residency at Blackpool School of Art in 2023 and it has changed some of my ideas about making art and meant I started looking back through old sketchbooks and exploring ideas that my younger self had going back to 2009.
These newfound ideas are still in development and I am looking for ideas that can be explored in print, paint and ceramics.
Meet the Team
Creator, odd bod, tired
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