I come from a background blessed with a strong artistic vein within the fine art, creative and technical disciplines, by which I am inspired and have been involved in throughout my life.
Partly due to my English, Spanish and Kiwi roots; but also my employment, influences include multicultural societies, socio- and psychological structuring and world affairs. With much of my current work there is a lean towards alternative thought processes and the obscure.
Although I enjoy the more traditional disciplines such as oil painting, illustration, print and portraiture, in recent years sculpture, mural painting, photography and time-based media - the latter also being known as four dimensional - are my current mainstays in creativity and personal development. However, I have experience and working knowledge of many disciplines across the spectrum.
I currently have an on-going commission for person-centred murals. These are within supported living establishments for adults with learning difficulties /challenging behaviour /sensory impairments.
2015 Murals in Gravesend, Strood and Redhill
2014 Murals in Bobbing, Hove, Gravesend and Gillingham (with Strood in the pipeline)
2013 Murals in Birchington, Hythe, Bobbing (Kent) and Westcliff-on-Sea (Essex)
2012 BA top-up Fine Art (Hons) 2:1 [High Merit]
2011 HND Fine Art (Merit)
2009 BTEC Foundation Art and Design (Distinction)
Recent Exhibitions/ work:
January: Exhibition 'Soil' arranged by 'Kent Creative Live': A panel of 6 judges chose 87 pieces from 148 entries. My successful entry: 'The Way' (pen & ink original) @ The Horsebridge, Whitstable, Kent.
January to March: 'Folio' @ Creek Creative, Faversham.
December: Four entries in a rolling exhibition entitled 'Folio' @ Creek Creative, Faversham. Zentangle-based pen & ink drawings, both original and prints.
September: 'Postcard for Show' (public exhibition) @ Creek Creative, Faversham, Kent: Self portraits on 5 A6 postcards.
May/June: 'Post Art' @ the Horsebridge Arts Centre in Whitstable, Kent: 5 A6 Postcards of sequential zentangle designs.
Illustrations for a book 'Bark for Arc' by Dyan Wilson (published locally in Uckfield, East Sussex)
Jamaica-themed mural on external wall in private home in Dover, Kent
Publicity/ Marketing for Exhibition
B&W film x 2, Sandstone carvings (Chatham Docks, Kent)
Publicity Design / Marketing for exhibition for both HND2 and BA Fine Art End of Year shows
'Henwood 8' 'End of year Show' (BA Hons): B&W Film, Sandstone carvings (Ashford, Kent)
June to September:
'Inferential Grin: Ticket to Life': Photography / Train tickets / Text (Displayed at Kings Cross / St. Pancras and Folkestone town centre)
'End of Year Show' (HND): B&W Film, Illustration, Plaster Sculpture (Ashford, Kent)
Publicity Design / Marketing for Exhibition
'10 @ The Grand': In Situ I,II&III: Photography, Train Tickets. (Included in a collaboration of work from HND Yr2 students) (Folkestone, Kent)
Portrait commission for family in Lincoln, UK
'10' @ County Square: I-Sight I to V: Textiles, Plaster, Claycrete (Included in a collaboration of work from HND Yr1 students) (Ashford, Kent)
When I am not working or getting paint spattered, I enjoy visiting galleries, museums, cinema, the theatre and photography. I also enjoy the outdoors and the beach.