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Personal Statement

My drawing’s are a reaction to day to day life, my personal feeling’s and events or situations in the world at large. My work evolves as does the natural world. I do not have entirely preconceived ideas of what I am going to produce. The process is very slow because the picture’s are so detailed. This contrasts with the fast moving and changing world we are living in. The work is nevertheless a reflection of what is happening in the world. It is descriptive of the world but not realistic.

The drawings are a visual diary and can have many different meanings to me as they developed. The long process enables old and new idea’s to become interwoven. The image’s are drawn from my imagination, picture’s and found objects or objects that are around me.

Exhibitions

2015 - 20:15, Group Show, Bristol
         - Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Collages, group show, Bloxham, Oxfordshire

2013 - 20:13, Group Show, Frome Somerset
         - Pop-up Exhibition, Court Farm, Brighton

2012 - Court Farm Collective Open House, Brighton

2011 - Court Farm Collective Open House, Brighton
         - 'Drawing You In', Solo show, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
         - Oxfordshire Art Weeks, Bloxham Oxfordshire

2010 - Adur Festival Houseboat Verda, Shoreham-By-Sea
         - Court Farm Collective Open House, Brighton

2009 - 'Generation Gap' The Mill Banbury, Oxfordshire
2008 - Solo show, Lord Nelson Arms, Brighton
         - 'Autonomous Art' Brighton

2007 - 'Autonomous Art' Edinburgh
2006 - ‘Drawing you in’ Chipping Norton Theatre. Oxfordshire
         - Various artists, St. Mary’s Church, Oxfordshire

2005 - ‘Drawings’, Oxfordshire Artweeks, Bloxham, Oxfordshire
         - ‘Autonomous Art’ Bristol
         - ‘Hommage a Vincent Van Gogh’. Ermont,  France

2004 - ‘Up and Running’, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud
         - ‘Remember The Sky Always Comes Down To The Horizon’, Brighton University  Graduate Show, Brighton
         - ‘Group Show’, The Deli Bar, 117 Charterhouse St, London
         - ‘The Contemporary Gallery’, Post Office Building, Brighton

2003 - ‘Smells like White Spirit’, Gunnersbury Park, Acton, London

2002 - ‘A Room with a View’, Brighton University Gallery, Brighton

2000 - ‘Portrait 2000’, Oxfordshire Schools Millennium Art Show, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Education

2001 - 2004 BA Fine Art Painting, Brighton University, Brighton
2000 - 2001 Foundation Art and Design Chelsea School of Art, London

1998 - 2000 A level Art, Chemistry and Psychology, Banbury Sixth Form Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Other Work

2014 Present National Caseworker, Friends Families and Travellers

2008 - 2014 Mental Health Outreach worker for Friends Families and Travellers

2011 Children's creative workshop Facilitator for Town and Country Housing Association.

2011 Facilitated and Co-ordinated Art Installation at Brighton Marina

2010 Produced and co-ordinated 'Travellers Journeys' a book of Poetry, Stories, History and Art made by people from the Travelling communities in Sussex for Friends, Families and Travellers

2010 Publication: Arty Magazine

2009 Publication: The Four Shires

 
 
 
 

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