I work primarily in oil and find great inspiration in the work of Freud, Bacon, Giacometti and the Abstract Expressionists, along with such contemporary painters as Gerhard Richter, Michael Borremans and Adrian Ghenie.
My work is rooted in an enduring desire to explore the relationships we enact, both with ourselves and with others. Many of my paintings examine confusion, tension and a feeling of disconnection from many aspects of a quotidian life. The work often expresses a lack of understanding; a feeling of disassociation stemming from the notion that one does not have the correct information to comprehend or to fully interpret nuances of life and human behaviour. Developed by truncating and distorting various familiar images, the paintings result in an unsettling take on the human form and the traditional painted portrait.
2018 - Muse Gallery Residency Competition Summer Show
2016 - UAL LCC BA IVM End of Year Show
2013 - 2016 UAL LCC BA Illustration and Visual Media (graduated with Upper Second Class Honours)
2012 - 2013 UCA Foundation in Art and Design