Working from life, I create honest and thoughtful studies of the beauty and expression of the human figure. They are direct, often spontaneous observations of our body language and nature as much as an individual's form and features, quickly recorded in oil paints or inks.
I graduated in 2000 with a BA Hons in Furniture and Product Design from Ravensbourne. Alongside a career in design, for fifteen years I have been lucky enough to study life drawing and painting under the watchful eye of artist and RCA fellow Bobby Gill. I still juggle the two disciplines, although art is increasingly my main focus. Challenging my practise through regular observational study is an important part of my work and Bobby’s studio in Notting Hill continues to be my favourite place to paint.
2019 Art Show
Our annual exhibition showcasing new work from the past year, alongside drawings and prints, takes place 11-19 May at The Clubhouse, Boham’s Road, Blewbury OX11 9HF. Open daily 10am-6pm. Part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Classes & Workshops
I run a regular Life Class in Blewbury which is open to all levels, and occasional workshops . You can find out more here. I have also taught life drawing to A Level Fine Art and Graphic Design students. If you would like to find out about life classes for your students please do email me. You can also download my Life Class for A Level information here.