Biography

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I am a Fine Artist specialising in painting and drawing and specifically in Oil Painting. I have been awarded a PhD from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and my Doctoral work involved research relating to the disciplines of Painting and Acousmatic Music. This is identified under the heading of ‘Doctoral Research’ on this website and includes a link to a brief Abstract outlining the research project. Prior to my PhD, I studied towards a Masters degree and a Bachelors Degree, both in Fine Art. I have taught for Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, accepted and completed many domestic and corporate commissions, both taken part in and organized exhibitions and dabbled in illustration.

 

As a practising artist, my artwork involves large-scale oil paintings inspired by the places that I have encountered and loved. The main influences have been islands I have visited, but specifically reference Jersey in the Channel Islands and Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. I was also inspired by my Artist Residency for Poole Museum.

 

My art practice is also influenced by my years of academic research and my paintings reflect my studies, particularly my Doctoral thesis. My artworks also reflect my understanding of paint and its potential for manipulation on a canvas surface. I also produce drawings, sketches, detailed pen and ink works and smaller paintings alongside my larger oil paintings. Galleries of my artworks can be found on this website.