About

Sphinx, acrylic on paper, 58 x 30cm, 2018

Future exhibitions

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, 5 December – 24 February 2019
  • Gallery 98, Ramsgate, Christmas Open exhibition, 1 December – 5 January 2019

2018

  • Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London 16-18 November 2018
  • RWA Open, Bristol, 6 October – 25 November
  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, part of Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool John Moores University, 14th July – 9th September
  • Exeter Phoenix, café gallery, September 2018
  • Plymouth Art Weekender, September 2018
  • OSR Project Space, Od Arts Festival, Somerset, May
  • Galleries R Us, Art Week Exeter, May
  • Oxfam Music shop exhibition, Art Week Exeter, May

2017

  • Awesome art space, Exeter, Christmas exhibition
  • Rye Winter Salon, Rye Creative Centre
  • PIY Paintlounge, Sluice Biennial 2017
  • Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 23rd & 24th September
  • Turps Banana Correspondence Course
  • Makers of the Multiverse – Juneau Projects/Spacex multiples of books and fortune tellers
  • Art Week Exeter (AWE) with Preston Street Union – the Random Art Machine @PS45 Gallery
  • Art Auction, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, March

Previous exhibitions and projects

  • Residency at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives,  June 2016
  • With Preston Street Union, May 2016, Postcard exchange, bookmark performance
  • Group show at Exeter Library, Absence and Presence, prints, March 2016
  • Group show of work at Chapel House, Penzance, January 2016
  • Collider, group show, PZ Gallery, Penzance – December 2015
  • Member of Preston Street Union
  • Second Prize, Open Drawing exhibition, Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, 2015
  • Commissioned to design Visit Exmouth railway posters as part of Exmouth Festival, partners include: Arts Council England and First Great Western, 2015
  • Group show at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, 2014
  • Group show at Gloss Gallery, Exeter, 2014
  • Group show, National Trust – Killerton House, 2013

Awards, Courses, Education

  • 2018/19 a-n mentoring bursary recipient
  • 2018 Bloomberg New Contemporaries artist
  • 2017/18 Turps Banana Correspondence Course
  • 2017 Long-list Contemporary British Painting Prize
  • 2016 Porthmeor Studio, residency
  • 2016 Visual Arts South West mentoring programme (with PSU)
  • 2015 Newlyn School of Art, Mentoring Programme
  • 2014 Devon Artist Network/Open Studio Emerging Artist Award
  • 2014 Gane Trust award
  • 2013 Double Elephant Print Workshop Contemporary Artist Bursary Award
  • 1991 Graduated Brighton College of Art

Statement

My themes include gender, patriarchy, societal and cultural power. I reference Western art history, celebrity and popular culture. Subjects include women workers, smokers, pop fans, pop stars, famous artists and swimmers.

In The Sphinx series I investigate rivalry and charisma by looking at the friendship between Samuel Beckett and Alberto Giacometti in the context of a Parisian brothel. I paint scenarios that allow me to imagine freely their behaviour; focusing on their battle between the void and the demands of the flesh. I aim to subvert the brothel genre through shifts in emphasis. I aim to show simultaneous realities coexisting within a presented narrative by using different languages of depiction and forms of representation. My paintings are often intimate in scale.

I am a member of Preston Street Union, an artist-led group that meet and create together regularly.

 

 

 

 

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