I make work inspired by shape and form. The composition and aesthetic of the work — along with pattern, rhythm and texture — is key, regardless of the medium in which it is made. My work ranges from representative photographic images of trees and plants, through to more abstract pieces based on colour; some purely aesthetic, others are driven by real world events.
I am often working on a number of projects at once, producing a series of work over time; usually over several months. Projects start with a concept or an idea and evolve naturally as the thinking and reflection process occurs. I enjoy the way that ideas lead on from each other and sometimes, in spite of all the planning and preconceptions, new avenues of work can emerge quite by chance through experimentation.
I have a background in coding software and, in more recent years, graphic design — both creative in their own way but quite logical, structured and disciplined in their output. This approach and methodology comes through in my artwork I think — the planning, composition and execution of my work can be quite precise. However, I delight and embrace the unpredictability and elements of chance that invariably happen whilst in the making process. It is those serendipitous moments that keeps me moving forward, exploring and experimenting — that is what makes the journey of making art exciting. For me, art is as much the process itself as the final artwork; the finished piece acts as a pause in the process which documents the end of one stage and allows me to start the next, whatever form that might take.
I also enjoy collaborating with other artists on creative projects. Recent work has been exhibited at the ESPY Photographic Award, the Kickplate Project’s 2020 Valleys’ Exhibition and more locally, as part of the Outdoor Art Gallery with work shown in empty shop windows in Worcester city centre.
My studio space is at Bevere Gallery on the outskirts of Worcester. You are most welcome to visit year-round to see where and how I work, and view works in progress and completed artwork. I'm usually there three days a week but this can vary so do get in touch to arrange a visit, or just call in on the off-chance.