University: 2006-2007: Foundation Course, Wimbledon School of Art, 2007-2009: BA (Hons) Graphic Communications Bath Spa University
I enjoy exploring the imprint a building has on its surroundings and I try to celebrate those which I feel have been the most complimentary to their environment. Buildings are judged for their aesthetic and functional qualities and at some point we are left with a decision as to whether to maintain them, or replace them. This leaves every village, town and city with a portfolio of buildings, each having gone through a process of selection based on their aesthetic, functional, cultural or heritable qualities.
Not every decision is correct, but each decision has a reason, and the impact of this is important. Those which prove to be most successful, be it through good design or functionality, can have a profoundly positive effect on the people who live and work inside them. In many cases they are the most significant part of a person's life. I like to research and discover more about these buildings, and to highlight their impact by spending time rendering every detail that makes them unique. This process helps me to understand and appreciate the level of work which each architect has gone through to create the space. Then, using screen-print, I add areas of rich colour or metallic ink. This is not only to add to the aesthetic of the artwork, but also to show the architecture in a new way.
The aim is to bring these buildings to the attention of a modern audience and to encourage them to ask the question how and why each were created. I try not to focus too much on one architectural movement. as it is important to appreciate how we got where we are today.
2017 Selected for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2017
2017 Exhibited at the Limping Fox, London
2016 Kit and Ace Resident Artist, Redchurch Road, London
2015 London Illustration Fair, Bargehouse Oxo Tower East End Print Fair, Proud Archivist, Hackney Battersea ARt Station Exhibition, Battersea Arts Centre Crafty Fox Designer/Makers, Shoreditch
2014 Candid Arts Trust Gallery, Islington Design Week Candid Arts Trust, Islington, Print and Photography Group Show Crafty Fox Designer/Makers Fair, Bussey Building, Peckham
2013 Crafty Fox Designer/Makers Fair, Bussey Building Peckham
2012 The Victoria Park, Bristol Solo Show Crafty Fox Designer/Makers Fair, Dog Star, Brixton
2011 Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol, Group Exhibition
2010 D& AD New Blood, The Business Design Centre, London Commenced selection
2014 Of Cabbages and Kings, Shoreditch London
2011 West Ox Arts, Oxford Solo Show
Creative Debuts, Dalston, Group Exhibition