Degree: BA (Hons) Fine Art
University: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Charles Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy (2009-2010)
The female body, how it has been depicted in society and through art has always fascinated me and has been a central theme in my work. Via humour, accident and control, I explore love, desire and sexuality in women; who may be archetypal, fictitious or known to and posed by myself.
I paint and draw from memory, imagination and images, which I manipulate in an extreme manner, in order to over beautify or dramatize female forms and create
characters that are dark, strange and sinister. I choose to take my subjects out of the context of a space and use bright, vibrant colours and fluid marks to create fantastical and sensual scenarios.
An element of dark humor is increasingly present in my work.
My inspiration stems predominantly from a love of fairytales and an enthusiasm for cinema, influenced by Oscar Wilde, Brothers Grimm and Luis Bunuel. I enjoy story telling and narratives and like my pieces to be frozen moments of tragic tales.