Works exploring the process of painting and the relationship between humans and nature.
Fuelled by a fascination for the process of painting and picture-making, the work is grounded in the endless possibilities which painting offers. Having long been interested in the dichotomy of abstraction and representation inherent to the medium, the work simultaneously explores the relationships and tensions between humans, nature and the world we live in, and the making and interpretation of images.
There are works from several series included in this exhibition. Most works are from one of the following two series, 'DNA Paintings'-works on canvas produced during a residency at OVADA, collaborating with scientists, and 'Robot Paintings'- painterly photographic works on paper which question our reading and perception of images.
I have always been interested in making drawings and pictures. I have maintained a painting practice since graduating with a Fine Art Degree from the University of West England in 2005. I tend to work in series, which usually focus on a particular theme or idea, relating to nature and human interactions with it. I work in a variety of media such as oil, acrylic and watercolour, sometimes combining them. As well as including other mixed-media materials in paintings, I also use drawing and photography within my practice. I have previously exhibited around Oxford and the South of England, and have also been in artweeks several times before in group shows. I also teach art, in the local community.