Born 1970, Aylesbury UK. An interest in expressionist art led to evening classes in life drawing whilst still at school. Began Art College but found it a restricting and claustrophobic experience so did not persevere with art education. Moved to London and began work in photographic studios, and later in Oxford where visits to Richard Hamilton’s studio encouraged a renewed interest in ambitious painting. This began a decade of private creativity.
Moved to Cornwall UK and began exhibiting in 2003 with DICK THE DOG, Penzance. Was included in an exhibition ‘Nudes’ (along with Epstein and Renoir) in New York City which was reviewed in the NEW YORK TIMES. Numerous international art fairs including Red Dot Miami, Red Dot New York, Art Toronto and Art Chicago with JILL GEORGE GALLERY. First major exhibit in London was at LIME WHARF in Vyner Street, with the work ‘Dog Breeder’ which was created as an anti-art statement and exhibited during the week of Frieze Art Fair 2007.
Was included in ‘No Soul For Sale’ an exhibition of independents in 2010 at TATE MODERN (turbine hall). Invited as guest artist with a solo show 2012 at L-13 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP, London. Exhibited with WW GALLERY at the 54th VENICE BIENNALE and recently with ‘This Me Of Mine – Identity in the Digital Age’ touring exhibition and symposium. Has exhibited in curated exhibitions in Berlin, Dublin, London, Sienna, Edinburgh, Milwaukee and recently in New York City during the Armory Show week 2014. Has work in collections of the MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, USA, SIENNA ART INSTITUTE, Italy and MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING, London.
I WISH YOU ILL AND HOPE YOU SUFFER AS MUCH AS I HAVE 2014 Spike Island Test Space, Bristol
ID SMEAR 2013 Motorcade / FlashParade, Bristol, UK
GUEST 2012 L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, London
ID SMEAR 2012 Millennium, St.Ives UK
THIS IS REAL 2011 Oo Gallery, New York
WRONG ART 2011 in association with RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
PAINTINGS 2008 Goldfish, Penzance UK
CONNECT ? 2007 Goldfish, Penzance UK
FREE RANGE 2006 Goldfish, Penzance UK
ORDINARY BODIES 2005 Goldfish, Penzance UK
SOMETHING HAPPENED 2004 Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin Ireland
OBJECTS OF SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATION 2004 Dick The Dog, Penzance UK
I THINK I WAS JUST TALKING TO MYSELF 2003 Dick The Dog, Penzance UK