I have been painting since 2012 and sold work through my local art society and Holmfirth Art Week. I wanted to make more original and meaningful work and enrolled on the BA (Hons) Painting degree course with the Open College of Arts. 

I enjoy the process of researching a place or a subject and exploring it in a variety of painting media such as acrylics, oils, pastels, and inks, sometimes on wood panels, paper, canvas and linen. The final paintings have often taken twists and turns as I feel my way and experiment with the materials.

The focus of my work is nature, landscape and the precarity of life. I am currently building a series of paintings inspired by research in working stone quarries. There is a long history of quarrying that has shaped the landscape in my local area. Seeing the strata in a huge quarry face evokes a lot of different thoughts about time and the evolution of planet earth. (Click on the link at the bottom of the page to see my quarry paintings to date).

Through my studies I have found how to make paintings that feel more like me, and I am pleased that others like them too. Below is a list of galleries where my paintings have recently been selected for group exhibitions. 

Group Exhibitions

2023-Beneath the Earth. Fronteer Gallery, Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB. 21/06/23-08/07/23

2023- Delphic. Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery, 178a Middlewood Rd, Sheffield. S6 1TD. 03/06/23-08/07/23

2023- Nature's Endurance. The Artworks, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire. 10/03/23-24/04/23.

2023-Contemporary Landscapes, Fronteer Gallery, Orchard Square, Sheffield.  S1 2FB. 02/03/23-22/03/23

2022- Experiments in Collaboration. Art Lab Group Exhibition, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire.30/07/22-18/09/22. www.halifaxartlab.uk 

2022-Togetherness.Winter Exhibition. D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster. 17/01/22-27/03/22.